Family of a 20-year-old motorcycle rider from Exmouth who died in a crash on Trow Hill, Sidford, have paid tribute to ‘the most wonderful, kind-hearted, gentle person’.
Jake Knight, pictured, ‘touched the hearts and lives of so many on his short journey’, his heartbroken loved-ones have said.
Jake’s black Aprilia motorbike was involved in a collision with a deer, and subsequently a Volkswagen Polo, at around 8.35pm on Tuesday, August 17.
Jake, you have left a massive void not only in our lives, but also in the lives of those lucky enough to have known you…
His family said in a statement issued through Devon and Cornwall Police: “Tragically taken from us far too soon, our beloved angel Jake. The most wonderful, kind-hearted, gentle person we had the honour of knowing and loving for 20 years.
“He touched the hearts and lives of so many on his short journey; a very special human being who we loved and will always love.
“Jake, you have left a massive void not only in our lives, but also in the lives of those lucky enough to have known you.
“You will still be part of us always and forever. Hope you have lots of bikes to ride in biker heaven.
“No words can ever express the pain we now bear, thank you for 20 years of love and laughter and for being part of our lives.
“We will be together again one day Mum, Dad, Neve and all of the family xxxx.”
Police issued an appeal for witnesses and dash-cam footage following the collision last week.
Jake died from his injuries at the scene.
A full forensic investigation took place and the road was closed until around 5.45am on August 18.