Mason Portman, an Englishman, Died after a Car Crash into a Ditch off M62

Last Updated on December 18, 2023, 8:59 am

England: West Yorkshire Police identified the man who died in a crash off M62 as Mason Portman; Heartfelt Tributes Pour In

Mason Portman Dead
Mason Portman (Image via Facebook)

Mason Portman, an Englishman, passed away in a deadly crash off M62 on Sunday, December 17, 2023.

What happened to Mason Portman?

According to the reports, Mason Portman was driving when his car crashed into a ditch off M62. West Yorkshire Police received a report that a black Seat Leon had been found in a ditch near Rishworth, off the A672 Oldham Road, at junction 22 of the M62 on Sunday morning, around 6:15 a.m. on December 17, 2023. A man was found unresponsive nearby and was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

West Yorkshire Police identified the man as Mason Portman, known affectionately by loved ones as MP. An investigation is underway to learn more about the circumstances which led to the devastating accident.

West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it. Motorists in the area with dash cams are urged to check their footage to see if they captured any part of the tragic event.

Anyone with relevant information is being asked to contact the Police on 101 or contact them on their live chat online here using the log number 385 of December 17. A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said, “Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision just off the M62 near Rishworth.”

The community mourns Mason Portman

Tributes pour in as the Police identified the victim as Mason Portman. The community has come together to lament the beloved ‘MP.’ He was loved by everyone he ever met. His loved ones described him as loving, funny, and caring. He spread so much joy and happiness with his friendly demeanor and warmth.

All those who had the privilege of knowing him expressed their sorrow over the loss of such an incredible human being. They have shared their fondest memories of him to honor his memory and paid tributes to him to bid their final goodbyes to him.

“Rest in peace, Mason Portman,” one online user wrote, “Absolutely heartbroken seeing you grow from 12 years old when I met you to a proper good man,” wrote another one, “Always been a good loyal friend and a great laugh, literally training together the other day. Life is so cruel; rest in peace, Mason. Love you, brother.”


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