DUCKMANTON TRAGEDY: 'Heaven has gained an angel'

Flowers and emotional tributes have been left at the scene of a crash which claimed the life of a teenager.
The scene of the tragedy.The scene of the tragedy.
The scene of the tragedy.

Shortly after 7pm on Wednesday, a yellow Honda CBR 125 motorbike was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Focus on Staveley Road, Duckmanton.

The rider of the Honda, an 18-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has not yet been formally identified.

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At the crash site, a tribute reads: "I'm still struggling to believe this is real - I keep hoping it's not.

"RIP, brother - fly high."

Another says: "You were taken too soon, Wes.

"Hope you're OK up there - heaven has gained an angel.

"I'll always miss you."

Another tribute reads: "You've always been there for everyone no matter what and I'll never forget that."

And another simply says: "Will miss you so much."

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesman said: "We're appealing for witnesses or anyone who saw any of the vehicles prior to the collision.

"We also want to hear from anyone who has dashboard camera footage.

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"The biker was riding with a friend, who was on an orange Honda CBF 600 motorbike.

"If you have any information, please contact our collision investigation unit on 101, quoting incident 826 of November 1."