Family tribute to motorcyclist killed in collision in Waddington

Dean Walkden
Image caption Dean Walkden's family said "he lived life to the full"

The family of a man killed when his motorcycle collided with a car in Lancashire on Sunday have paid tribute to "a loving son and brother".

Dean Walkden, 39, from Haslingden, was thrown from his Kawasaki motorcycle after the collision with a Ford Mondeo in Waddington at 11:30 BST.

He was pronounced dead at the scene on Fell Road, at the Mill Lane junction.

Mr Walkden's family said: "He was never without a smile and will be sadly missed by us all."

They added: "Dean was a hard-working lad as a sheet metal fabricator, DJ and karaoke host and was a loving son and brother.

"He lived life to the full, enjoying driving, riding his motorbike, diving, travelling and barbecues."

The man and woman in the car were both treated for shock. Fell Road remained closed for several hours following the incident.

Lancashire Police have asked anyone who saw the crash to contact them.

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