Tributes pour in for motorcyclist killed in A617 crash

Keron Daws
Keron Daws

TRIBUTES have poured in for a Mansfield dad-of-two who was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash near Rainworth.

Keron Daws (28), of Langford Road, was riding along the A617 when his motorbike crashed with a Nissan Micra near to the junction of the A614 at about 11.30am on Saturday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the road was closed for most of the afternoon.

Two other vehicles, a Toyota Yaris and a Ford Transit van, were also involved and another male was taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.

Keron, who lived with partner Sasha Fletcher, was a member of the Mansfield Amateur Boxing Club based at the Body and Soul Gym in Handley Arcade. The club said yesterday that it hoped to stage charity fight night later this year to raise money for Keron’s family.

Sasha posted on Facebook: “My man 4eva in my heart x.x.x.x.x.x.”

Boxing club chairman Russell Robles-Barker said: “Keron was a top lad and very popular in the gym, always polite and willing to learn.”

Fellow club member Kieran McGhee added: “MABC will miss you dearly mate, sleep peacefully.”

Tributes have also been paid on the Mansfield Chad’s Facebook page.

Tammy Knowles wrote: “Rip m8, lovely lad will be sadly missed xxx.”

Michelle Palmer-Hill added: “So, so sad. R.I.P Keron you will be sadly missed by all your family and friends.”

The A617 has now seen three fatal crashes in the past six weeks.

Caroline Thursfield (50), of Upton, died when the Saab convertible she was driving crashed into a tree near the A612 junction for Averham on 19th April. A 25-year-old man was killed on the A617 in Sutton following a crash between a minibus and a Renault Clio on 26th March.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were also called to the incident on Saturday to put out the burning motorbike and make sure other vehicles involved were safe.

Another motorcyclist, also travelling away from Rainworth, has been traced by police, but officers would like to hear from other motorists who witnessed the crash.

Anyone with information should call DC Paul Jaycock on 101, ext 800 2225 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.