Shropshire

David Kemish: Sister pays tribute to gifted musician

David Kemish
Image caption David Kemish died the day after the crash in Station Road, Ditton Priors

The sister of a Shropshire man who died after his motorcycle was involved in a crash said he was a gifted musician who packed a lot into his life.

Sandra Kemish paid tribute to 52-year-old David Kemish, of Ditton Priors, near Bridgnorth, who died on 27 July.

Mr Kemish was airlifted to hospital on 26 July after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a Jeep in Station Road, Ditton Priors.

He died the following day from injuries sustained in the crash.

Ms Kemish said: "David lived quietly in the village but packed a lot into his life with interests spanning from steam engines to boating.

'Sadly missed'

"But his main love was music and he was a gifted player of many instruments, including the slide guitar to world-class level.

"David played in many bands during his life and was currently with Jonah and the 45s, playing rock and roll."

She said Mr Kemish had recently retired as a mechanical engineer to spend more time perfecting his music and pursuing his other hobbies.

"David is very sadly missed by his family and his partner," she added.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and have renewed appeals for witnesses.

An inquest was opened in Ludlow on Monday by the south Shropshire coroner Mr Anthony Sibcy and adjourned to a future date.

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