A WINSFORD man who died in a car crash inspired his sister to launch her own business.

Joshua Rosenberg was just 18 when, in 2016, he was killed by a driver going 80mph on the wrong side of the road.

Since then, his sister Kristy Walsh has launched three business and this week opened her first mortgage brokerage on what would have been her brothers 26th birthday.

Kristy said: “We were two peas in a pod and I told him everything, he understood me so much so to lose your right arm is a lot to process and move forward with.

“The day never goes away, you could be having a laugh with friends or family and the moments just flash in or something reminds you of him.

“I have been the least to talk about him on social media compared to his friends and family because it's taken such a long time to come to terms and deal with what has happen.”

Josh was driving along the A57 Snake Pass in May 2016 when he was hit by another driver.

He had just purchased a new car and was driving it home when Ehtisham Hanif, 29 and from Sheffield, attempted to overtake four cars on the brow of a hill at high speed.

He crashed head-on into the Honda Josh was driving, killing them both.

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Northwich Guardian: Josh Rosenberg died in a car crash in May 2016Josh Rosenberg died in a car crash in May 2016 (Image: Supplied)

Josh's sister Kristy, 31, was born in Winsford but has now moved to Suffolk, where she has opened her brokerage.

It is the first physical home for her business, Mortgage Capital, which handles buy to let and residential mortgages.

She decided to open the unit, near Ipswich, on Tuesday (September 12) in a bid to turn her brother’s birthday back into a day of celebration.

"I called my mum and asked how she would feel if I opened the shop on his birthday as an honour to him and she cried with happiness,” Kristy said.

“When I come home, I'll always go to his favourite places with my son and tell him about his uncle.

“On his birthday we ordered pizza and chicken, Josh’s favourites, and sat in the office in the evening, chilled on the sofa, put some programmes on and just had family time.

“My mum and stepdad called and mentioned they were doing the same - 220 miles away.”

Northwich Guardian: Kristy opened the brokerage on her brother's birthdayKristy opened the brokerage on her brother's birthday (Image: Charlotte Bond)

The brokerage is not Kristy’s only tribute to her brother, she also named her son after him – Blake Alex Joshua Walsh.

She is also looking to return to her roots in the not too distant future by expanding her business into Cheshire.