A YOUNG Wigan soldier, who was coming to the end of his training to be an Army nurse, has died in an horrific motorway smash.
Private Shaun Anthony Ingham, of the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps, was killed when his gold Rover 25 careered off the road and flipped on to its roof, as he travelled northbound on the M6.
The fatal accident happened between junction 14, Stone and junction 15, Hanchurch, at around 2.45am on Sunday, December 12. It is believed that he was on his way home to Wigan at the time of the crash.
Private Ingham, aged 25, who was from Marsh Green, was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was based in Birmingham at the Defence School of Healthcare Studies, and was coming towards the end of his training to be an Army nurse.
He had taken part in a battlefield tour in July 2008 to Belgium, and the kind-hearted man had also spent several months helping out at an African orphanage last year.
Pte Ingham leaves behind his mum, Julie, dad Lee, and younger brother Daniel.
A funeral for Shaun will be held tomorrow at St Barnabas Church, Marsh Green, followed by interment at Gidlow Cemetery.