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Man who died in A1307 collision was a father-to-be from Duxford




A motorcyclist named by police as the victim of a collision on the A1307 near Linton last week was due to become a father.

Mathew Smyth, 25, from Parsonage Close in Duxford, was riding a red Yamaha motorbike when it was involved in a collision in the early hours of Wednesday, August 29.

A tribute issued by Mathew’s family said: “We, the family and friends are absolutely heart broken 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.”

The crash, which happened between Horseheath and Linton, was reported to Cambridgeshire Police just after 3.30am.

Ambulance crews also attended but paramedics were unable to save Mr Smyth, who died at the scene.

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.

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