Tyne & Wear

Crash death motorcyclist had 'heart of gold'

Radoslaw Drzewiecki Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Radoslaw Drzewiecki was on his way to work at the Hownsgill Industrial Estate when the collision happened

A motorcyclist killed in a collision in County Durham had a "heart of gold", his family has said.

The crash, involving a Vauxhall Meriva, happened on the A693 near the junction with West Pelton on Tuesday morning.

Radoslaw Drzewiecki, aged 29 and from Chester-le-Street, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 45-year-old woman from Stanley was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, and later bailed pending further inquiries.

Mr Drzewiecki's family said in a statement: "Radoslaw was a wonderful son, a loving fiancé and a friend to many.

"He was always laughing and smiling, with a heart of gold and everyone who met him loved him straight away.

"He will be hugely missed by many and words can't describe our sense of loss."

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