South East Wales

Motorcyclist Lee Howlett, 26, in fatal Cardiff crash

Lee Howlett
Image caption Lee Howlett was a 'dedicated golfer and gym fanatic,' his family say

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on Spring Bank Holiday Monday have paid tribute to a "happy person who was fun loving and full of life".

Lee Howlett, 26, from Rhiwbina, Cardiff, died after police say he lost control of his red Yamaha R1 on the A470 in Whitchurch, Cardiff.

A former Whitchurch High School pupil, Mr Howlett was a manager at Lidl's distribution centre in Bridgend.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident.

The carriageway was closed following the incident which happened at about 16:33 BST on Monday.

Diversions were in place between Whitchurch Golf Club and the Coryton interchange.

Mr Howlett's family described him as a "dedicated golfer and gym fanatic".

They said: "Lee will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

"He was a loving husband to Jayne, son, brother, grandson, uncle, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend.

"We will always remember him as a happy person who was fun loving and full of life.

"Although he has been taken from us too soon, we have comfort in knowing he was a happy person who had already achieved many things including a successful career and took great joy in the things he loved doing the most - these being a dedicated golfer and gym fanatic!

'Cheeky grin'

"We will always remember Lee smiling with his cheeky grin and for making people laugh. Always remembered and never forgotten."

The tribute added that Mr Howlett was a keen single-handicap golfer and was a member of Parc Golf Club in Coedkernew, Newport.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact South Wales Police Roads Policing Department on 029 20633438.

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