This is the ‘lovely guy’ who died alongside ‘talented’ BBC actor in horror Oldham crash

This is the ‘lovely’ man who was killed alongside a BBC actor in a horror crash in Oldham.

Karl Young, 34, was the driver of a Mazda 3 which came off the carriageway and hit a tree in the Delph area at around 8.40pm on Wednesday (November 10) night.

Emergency services and police were called to Huddersfield Road where they found Mr Young, along with 21-year-old passenger Reiss Jarvis, critically injured.

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Both men tragically lost their lives in the smash.

Tributes have poured in for Mr Young and Mr Jarvis, who are both understood to have worked at The Grill at No.20 restaurant in Oldham Town Centre.

Mr Jarvis also worked as an actor and starred in shows for the BBC.

Reiss Jarvis was an actor for the BBC
(Image: BBC/Des Willie)

Both men proved to be popular with the restaurant’s customers, with many describing the pair as ‘kind’ and ‘lovely’ lads.

Floral tributes were placed at the scene of the tragedy yesterday.

One man described Mr Young as a “nice guy and brilliant chef.”

“Omg terrible news. Only spoke to Reiss yesterday to book for Saturday. A lovely lad,” John Wild wrote.

“And Karl what a nice guy and brilliant chef. Sincere condolences to both families.”

Rachel Wood said: “Going to miss you both so much. Rest in peace Reiss and Karl.”

Mark Mayall wrote: “Such terrible news, RIP Karl and Reiss, two lovely guys, condolences to both families.”

Another woman said: “RIP Karl and Reiss. You were both so kind and supportive. Much love and condolences to your families.”

Mr Jarvis was also described as a ‘talented’ actor, and is understood to have starred in the 2017 crime drama Murdered for Being Different , which is based on the murder of Sophie Lancaster, 20, in Rossendale.

He played Michael Gorman in the show.

Speaking to the M.E.N , pal Kieran Ackers said Reiss was ‘one in a million’.

He said: “I’ve known him for years. My mum moved away when I was younger and without him I would have had nowhere else to go, he put a roof over my head.

Flowers left at the scene of the fatal crash in Delph
Flowers left at the scene of the fatal crash in Delph

“He did not deserve this. He was one of the nicest guys you could meet. It’s only the best that get taken away.

“He was one in a million. There was only one Reiss Jarvis – legend.

“He was loved by so many and hated by none. He was my best mate, my right-hand man.”

Huddersfield Road was cordoned off into the early hours of yesterday morning (11 November) as accident investigation work was carried out at the scene.

Detectives are urging anyone who witnessed the crash, or anyone with dash cam footage of it, to come forward.

Police Sergeant Neil Pennington of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Very sadly two people have lost their life as a result of this collision and our thoughts are firmly with their loved ones as they begin to process this tragic news.

“A full investigation is underway whilst we piece together what occurred both during and in the lead up to this collision and we’re appealing for anyone who may have information or any footage, whether that be CCTV, mobile phone or dash-cam footage, to please get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 or 101 quoting incident 2878 of 10/11/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed via the LiveChat function at or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Manchester Evening News – Oldham