THOUSANDS of pounds has been raised to help fund the funeral costs of a teenager who died in a motorcycle accident on a busy Herefordshire road.

Kallum Wilkes was just 18 when he died on the A44 in Monkland, near Leominster. 

A Transit van and an Audi A6 were also involved in the crash that happened at around 9.50am on Tuesday, February 27. 

A fundraiser page was soon set up by Kallum's aunt, Tracey Horne, who explained that the accident happened while he was on his way to work, doing what he loved - riding his motorbike.


She added that she was fundraising on behalf of Kallum's parents, Louise and Nick Wilkes to ask for donations to help with funeral expenses and help give the family the send off he deserves.

The page was closed last night (Monday) after over £9,000 was raised.

"We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all the donations, the heartfelt wishes and memories of Kallum that have been shared," she said. 

A tribute written by Mrs Wilkes was also shared on the page.

"With a heart that has broken, it was my beloved baby boy in the accident," she said.

"Our lives have been turned inside out and we have lost our cheeky chappy that drove us mad but never failed to make us laugh. R.I.P Kallum Wilkes you will never know how much we all love u and things will never be the same with you not here.

"Please come home now, I love you so much. Ride high baby boy. "

Anyone who has yet spoken to the police who may witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage, is urged to contact PC Fiona Loftus by emailing or by calling 07977235657 quoting incident 90i of Tuesday 27 February.