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25-year-old who died in A1307 collision was to become a father


By Paul Brackley


Mathew Smyth, 25, of Parsonage Close, Duxford, died after a collision on the A1307 at Linton on August 29, 2018
Mathew Smyth, 25, of Parsonage Close, Duxford, died after a collision on the A1307 at Linton on August 29, 2018

Family of Mathew Smyth, from Duxford, say they are 'distraught beyond belief' at his death

A 25-year-old who died following a collision on the A1307 in Linton last week was to become a dad.

The family of Mathew Smyth, from Parsonage Close, Duxford, have told of the heartbreak at his death.

He was riding a red Yamaha motorbike when it was involved in a collision in the early hours of Wednesday August 29.

In a statement, Mathew’s family said: “We, the family and friends, are absolutely heartbroken and distraught beyond belief at the loss of Mathew.

“We have lost the most amazing, cheeky, fun-loving young man anyone could ever wish to meet.

“The impact this has and will forever have on our lives is indescribable.

“Mathew will now never get to meet his unborn child.”

Ricardas Taraska, 23, of Pinder Road, Norwich, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision to police.

Mr Taraska has been remanded to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday September 28.



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