Tributes to tragic motorcyclist

THE family of a motorcyclist killed in an Essex road crash have paid tribute to him, describing him as “the kindest, most helpful, warm person you could ever meet.

By Roddy Ashworth

THE family of a motorcyclist killed in an Essex road crash have paid tribute to him, describing him as “the kindest, most helpful, warm person you could ever meet.”

Kevin Hill, 49, of Parr Drive, Colchester, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Broad Street Green, Heybridge.

The collision happened at around 6.45pm on Tuesday when the silver Kawasaki ZR750 he was riding was in collision with a black Vauxhall Meriva.


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The driver of the Vauxhall, a 44-year-old man from the Chelmsford area, was not injured in the crash.

A section of the road was closed for nearly four hours while emergency services dealt with the incident scene.

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Mr Hill had been married to his 45-year-old wife Karina for 21 years and lived with her and their 19-year-old daughter Laura.

He had lived his whole life in Colchester, growing up with his parents Janice and Denis.

He attended St Charles Lucas School as a youngster where he excelled at art, going on to complete an apprenticeship in printing at the Colchester Institute.

Mr Hill spent many years commuting to Peterborough in Northamptonshire where he worked for a printing firm before joining Herons in Maldon.

He was an avid biker and was a member of the Advanced Motorcycle Club, his family said.

Mr Hill raised money for the Essex Air Ambulance on a number of occasions and he regularly rode to Great Bentley for the bike meetings with his daughter and friends.

In a statement, his family said: “Kevin's greatest talent in life was that he was the kindest, most helpful, warm person you could ever meet.

“He enjoyed life to the full. Following his wishes, Kevin's organs and tissue will be used for donation to help prolong the lives of others.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact investigating officers at Chelmsford Road Policing Unit on 01245 240600.

roddy.ashworth@eadt.co.uk

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