Family of young man from Shedfield who died in collision have paid tribute to him

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Kieran from Shedfield

The family of a young man from Shedfield who died when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with two cars last week have paid tribute to him.

Karen Harley and her partner Rob said the sudden death of their 20-year-old son Kieran – who worked as a dispatch handler for South Central Ambulance Service and hoped to become a paramedic – came as a “huge shock”.

Kieran died following a collision on the A334 in Shedfield at around 5.42pm on Thursday. Police said the crash involved a black motorcycle and two cars which collided at the junction of Sandy Lane.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, Kieran sadly died at the scene.

Now Karen and Rob have launched a fundraiser to give Kieran a fitting send-off and so far almost £7,000 has been raised.

They wrote on GoFundMe: “Our gorgeous son Kieran was taken from us on 27 June. He was on his way to work, as a dispatch handler for South Central Ambulance, which he loved (his goal was to be a paramedic). He was riding his motorcycle and was involved in a fatal collision.

“The loss of our 20-year-old son has come as a huge shock to us all as a family. Our son was a fun loving boy, enjoyed being with his family, his partner and friends. Especially loved the freedom of his motorcycle and embraced every moment life had to offer.

“In his memory, we would like to provide our special boy with the send off and celebration of his life in the way he deserves.

“To anyone looking to offer support, any donations will go towards our son’s send off and the remaining balance going towards a charity best suited to celebrate our son and provide support to others.

“I wish to thank all our friends, family and the perfect stranger, who has kindly sent well wishes and condolences. We as a family find them all of great comfort.”

Police have appealed for witnesses. A spokesperson said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have been passing through the area around 5.40pm and saw what happened or the moments leading up to it.

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage which could help us with our investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting the reference 44240271552. Alternatively, you can go online and submit information via our website.”

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