A TEENAGER killed in a crash on a busy Herefordshire main road has been named.

Tribute has been paid to the Leominster 18-year-old biker, who died in the crash on the A44 at Monkland on Tuesday, February 27.

The family of victim Kallum Wilkes said: “With hearts that are broken, we lost our beloved and cheeky son/brother in a tragic accident on February 27 on the A44. Our lives will never be the same. We have lost the most cheeky and fun-loving person.

"We give our heartfelt thanks to everyone for their condolences, support and kind words and the generosity from near and far to help us prepare the perfect send off for Kallum.

"He will be sorely missed by family and friends and his memory will live on with all that met Kallum.

"Ride high our boy, we all love you and miss you”.

The A44 was closed for much of the day after the crash, which happened at around 9.50am, while crash scene investigation work took place. It did not reopen until early evening.

The crash involved a motorbike, a white Ford Transit van and a grey Audi A6, a police spokesperson said at the time.

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 on Monday after over £9,000 was raised.