Family continues to grieve for father-of-five who died in A17 crash

Motorcyclist Steven Moulton who died in a crash on the A17 on Sunday, October 26

Motorcyclist Steven Moulton who died in a crash on the A17 on Sunday, October 26 - Credit: Archant

A family is still struggling to come to terms with the death of a 43-year-old man who died when his motorcycle collided with a car on the A17 near King's Lynn last year.

The scene of the crash on the A17

The scene of the crash on the A17 - Credit: Archant

Steven Moulton, who was CEO of Ryan Electrical Services in Hull, had been in King's Lynn to attend a funeral for his cousin's husband when his Ducati motorcycle collided with a Peugeot 306.

After an inquest into his death yesterday his mother Mary Ryan said: 'Steve was a smashing son and he has left a huge gap in all of our lives and we will miss him terribly.'

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake concluded the death of father-of-five Mr Moulton on October 26, 2014 was due to a road traffic collision.

She said she would be making a request to the Highways Agency to ensure the speed limit at the stretch of road where the accident happened – at the Station Road junction of the A17 – was clarified.

'It does have to be sorted out once and for all,' Mrs Lake said at King's Lynn County Court.

'Although I am of the view that speed wasn't a factor, I do think this could be a problem in the future.'

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The court heard the driver of the Peugeot, Raymond Crome, in his 80s, was found guilty of causing death by careless driving.

PC Paul MacKay, collision investigator, said there was enough time for Mr Crome to see the approaching motorcyclist as he turned right off the main road on to Station Road in Terrington St Clement and the reason why he didn't was unclear.