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Family pay tribute to 'proud dad' Peter Elliott from Rye

By Molly Mileham-Chappell

A father who died in a motorcycle crash has been described as a ‘very proud dad of four’ in a tribute by his family.

Peter Elliott, 57, passed away in hospital after his green Honda motorcycle crashed with a silver Range Rover Evoque on the A268 High Street in Hawkhurst.

It happened at the junction with Slip Mill Road, at 11.05pm on Saturday, September 15.

Peter Elliott was killed in a motorcycle accident last month
Peter Elliott was killed in a motorcycle accident last month

The family of Mr Elliott, who was from the Rye area of Sussex, near Romney Marsh, issued a poignant tribute to him today.

They said: "Words cannot simply describe the pain and devastation and disbelief felt by so many since Peter was tragically taken from us far too soon.

"A careful and competent HGV driver, and a so very proud dad of four.

"We can't imagine what life will be without him.

"No-one knows how much we love and miss him; only aching hearts can tell.

"Peter loved being outdoors, tending the garden, walking our dog, chopping logs, or riding his motorbike, all whatever the weather.

"He loved his home, a roaring open fire and of course, football.

"Peter died doing what he currently loved doing the most, riding free on his motorcycle."

Officers investigating the crash are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Anyone who may have seen the vehicles prior to the incident or at the time is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.

Alternatively email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference quoting reference MC/COJ/130/18.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam footage of the incident.

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