Adnan Nazir passed away in a car accident, he was described as the glue which held the family together.
He was in Skoda Octavia when the car slipped off Whalley Road and crashed into a woodland on Sunday at 6:15.
Adnan Nazir from Nelson suffered multiple injuries and was treated by emergency services at the scene but could not save his life and was pronounced dead.
Waqas Ahmed, Adnan’s brother, said he was a very bubbly and intelligent person.
He said: “He was the star of the family, he was the glue that held everyone together.
“He was really into football and loved cricket, he was a big fan of the England and Pakistan teams and followed them religiously on television.
“He had recently bought his dad a car and was saving up money to help pay for his parents to go on pilgrimage.
“He was gentle, loving and funny.
“We’ve had so many kind messages from his friends, its been very overwhelming.”
Adnan Nazir was alone in the car and did not injure anyone else.
Whalley road was closed by police in both directions after the crash.
The road was opened by police just after 1 pm
Sgt Adam Dawson, of Lancashire Police, said: “My thoughts are with the driver of the vehicle, his family and his friends at this very difficult time.
“These are tragic circumstances.
“We are appealing for information following the collision and would urge anyone who saw what happened to contact police.
“Furthermore, if you saw the vehicle described in the moments before the incident, please get in touch.”
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans described the accident as ‘tragic’ and said his thoughts were with the friends and family of the deceased at this time.
He said: “This man’s friends and family will have felt the world around them shatter after this tragic event.
“All we can do is pour out our condolences to them.
“I hope anybody who witnessed the accident will voluntarily approach the police themselves to give some sort of witness statement.
“We need to know the circumstances surrounding this tragedy.
“In their investigation I do hope the police will look to see if there were any contributory factors to prevent this type of accident happening again and make this public with County Hall.”