UPDATE: victim of fatal King’s Lynn bike crash named

A motorcyclist killed in King's Lynn on Tuesday was one of the founders of an organisation working to help young people.

Daniel Graves, 30, died when his Honda CBR bike was in collision with a Mitsubishi Shogun on Rollesby Road - close to the Open Road project building where he worked.

His family have paid tribute to him and said they are heartbroken at their loss.

'His commitment to helping disadvantaged and dispossessed youngsters was a hallmark of his life. Although a relatively young man himself, he helped set up and run the Open Road West Norfolk Trust in order to give youngsters an interest and drive for something more than academia.

'Daniel was a loving husband, father, son and grandson and will be missed by many beyond the immediate family.'

Mr Graves, of Holbeach, near Spalding, died from his injuries at the scene of the crash which happened at 5.40pm as he was heading home through the Hardwick Industrial Estate.

The Open Road project was established to give young people the chance to get qualifications in the motor industry and runs courses at a purpose-built workshop on Oldmedow Road.

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Managing director Terry Smith said staff and students had been devastated by the death of Mr Graves.

'Dan was a fabulously talented young man and the success of Open Road is a tribute to him and the way he helped and interacted with the young people here. He will be desperately missed by all of us and everyone is in shock,' he said.

A spokemsan for the West Norfolk Partnership, which provided funding for Open Road, said: 'We are shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely death of Dan and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

'Dan was the heartbeat of Open Road and his commitment, energy and enthusiasm made a positive difference to the lives of young people who attended the centre. Dan made it the success it is today, and his loss will be sorely felt by all those connected with it.'

PC Ian Thexton, of the Serious Collision Investigation Team, would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving prior to the incident and he can be contacted on 0845 456 4567.

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