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Ms Nicholson said she had a long road ahead of her to get back on her feet. Courtesy: Facebook

An engaged tradesman originally from Ireland has been revealed as the man killed in yesterday’s horror pile-up on Sydney’s M4.

The grieving fiancee of an Irish tradesman killed in a pile-up on the M4 yesterday has posted a loving tribute to her “beautiful angel”.

Francis Shanley, 36, who was engaged to Sydney woman Broc Nicholson, was tragically killed yesterday morning in a multi-car crash on Sydney’s M4 motorway.

Mr Shanley is originally from Bornacoola in County Leitrim, Ireland, and emigrated here 10 years ago, according to The Sun.

Mr Shanley tragically lost his life when his ute was hit by a truck carrying beer kegs, according to reports. Today his grieving fiancee took to social media to call Mr Shanley a “beautiful angel”.

“Most of you have heard the devastating news our beautiful, strong head, lucky charm Irish boy Francis Shanley has sadly passed way today,” she wrote.

”He will be forever in our hearts and sadly missed. I thank you all for you love, support and messages of kind words.

“Going to be a long road ahead getting back on our feet.

“Please understand that if I do not respond straight way. But will shortly get back to you. Fly high my beautiful angel I love you forever and always.”

The truck that smashed into Mr Shanley’s ute was laden with beer kegs.

“It was an extremely distressing scene for all emergency services on arrival,” NSW Ambulance spokesman Andrew Wood told 2GB radio.

“There was debris and the accident was actually spread out over approximately 200 metres.”

Police are now hunting a driver who is suspected of fleeing the gruesome crash.

NSW Police say only 10 of the 11 vehicles involved in the crash stopped. “We want to speak with this driver to find what they know about the events leading up to the crash,” Inspector Katie Orr said in a statement.

“We also want to speak with any drivers who may have witnessed the crash and left the area or have relevant dashcam footage.”

Investigators aren’t suggesting the missing driver caused the crash but hope they can provide additional information.

The collision happened near the Church Street off-ramp at Mays Hill before 6am yesterday.

All citybound lanes on the M4 were closed for more than five hours, causing traffic chaos. They were reopened after 11am.