‘He was the most fantastic, beautiful person I have ever known’: Family pay tribute to youth leader who died after M11 crash at Duxford

Dane Curran

Dane Curran - Credit: Archant

The family of a young man who died after a motorcycle crash on the M11 at Duxford said they are ‘absolutely devastated’ at the news of his death.

Dane Curran suffered fatal injuries after his motorcycle crashed with a BMW 1 series on Saturday while he was on his way to France.

The 21-year-old from Newcastle died from his injuries the next day in Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

He worked as a full time youth leader in Northumberland and was also a part-time photographer and talented guitarist, playing in a couple of local rock bands.

His father Dave Curran said: “We are absolutely devastated at the loss of our son, Dane, following his motorcycle accident on Saturday.


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“Dane was the most kind and considerate person who would help anyone, whether he knew them or not made no difference.

“His most recent passion was his motorcycle – he was travelling to France for the weekend after having a failed attempt at the same journey due to mechanical problems on his 21st birthday in February.

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“He will be hugely missed by all of us. I speak as his father but I can honestly say he was the most fantastic, beautiful person I have ever known.”

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