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Tribute paid to man who died in collision near Ross-on-Wye

The family of a man who died in a collision near Ross-on-Wye has paid tribute.

A red Yamaha motorbike was travelling on the A40 shortly after 8pm on Thursday (27 September). After passing the turning for Whitchurch village and approaching Symonds Yat services, it is understood to have been in collision with a pedestrian.

The motorcyclist - who has been named as Rob Boyd - and the pedestrian - a man in his 30s - were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

Paying tribute, his family said: "Rob had one of the kindest hearts going. He was always willing to help anyone out and had so much love and admiration for his son.

"He had a passion for music and motorbikes and will always be remembered for his laid back and warm nature. Rob always left a mark wherever he went and we're all devastated from the news and it still hasn't quite sunk in yet."

Officers remain keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident, was in the area at the time, or has dashcam footage of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 700S of 27 September.

Issued: 12pm, Wednesday 3 October, Laura Maltby, Corporate Communications

Notes to editors:

There are no further details about the pedestrian available at this time.


Published 03/10/18