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Matfield chef Ellis Overy who died in a motorbike crash on A26 Tonbridge Road in Maidstone had drunk alcohol

By William Janes

A 21-year-old who tragically died after crashing his motorcycle had been drinking.

Ellis Overy was riding his black Honda motorbike along the A26 Tonbridge Road towards Tonbridge when he collided with a stationary blue Skoda Fabia.

He came off his bike before hitting a concrete pole, suffering a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury.

A post mortem report listed alcohol consumption as a contributory factor to Mr Overy's death
A post mortem report listed alcohol consumption as a contributory factor to Mr Overy's death

Emergency services were called at 12.40am on Sunday, June 10 to help the young chef, from Matfield, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The opening of his inquest today, a post mortem report revealed that Mr Overy had consumed alcohol before the accident.

The level of alcohol in his system was not specified but was listed as a factor which contributed to his death.

Family, friends, and colleagues paid loving tribute to the man they say always knew how to put a smile on someone's face.

His brother, Reece, set up a JustGiving page which raised £3,800 in his memory.

Floral tributes were left in Wateringbury for the 21-year-old
Floral tributes were left in Wateringbury for the 21-year-old

The former Mascalls Academy pupil grew up in Oakfield Road and worked as a chef at Sankey's in Tunbridge Wells before starting a new job at Who'd A Thought It in Maidstone.

Mr Overy, who leaves behind two brothers, had also been making plans to move in with his girlfriend of nearly three years just before the crash.

Anyone who saw the collision or the motorcycle prior to the incident, is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538, quoting reference RY/NR/080/17, or send an email to sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk

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