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Trevor Black daughter’s tribute to dad killed in crash

By Victoria Leonard and Allan Preston

The heartbroken daughter of a motorcyclist who died in a Co Antrim crash has described her late father as "my everything".

Trevor Black (55) from Portadown had been on the Coast Road in Larne on Sunday when his white Yamaha motorcycle collided with a black Jeep Renegade at around 11am.

Police said Mr Black was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Jeep, aged in his 60s, was treated at the scene for injuries to his arms. A third man in his 50s, who had been riding on a black Kawasaki ZX motorcycle as part of a group with Mr Black and a number of other motorcyclists, sustained leg injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

He remains in hospital.

Mr Black is survived by his wife Lynn and daughter Kerry.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph yesterday, Kerry said: "My daddy was my everything and my mummy's rock.

"Every Sunday he went out with his friends for a motorbike run and he adored every minute taking his mind off work. He was hilarious, honest, and generous. I will remember him as the most hard-working man I've ever met."

Mr Black, a self-employed contractor, was a former pupil of Clounagh Junior High School and Portadown Technical College.

Close friend David Davies said Mr Black had a "great attitude to life".

"He was hard-working, but he liked to have fun, and he would have been full of mischief at times," he recalled. "He was loyal to his family and his friends."

The funeral service will take place on Thursday at 2pm in St Mark's Parish Church, Portadown, followed by committal in Kernan Cemetery.

PSNI Inspector Colin Ash appealed for anyone who was on the Coast Road at around 11am on Sunday and witnessed the incident to come forward.

"I am also appealing to drivers who were travelling on the Coast Road and have dash cams fitted to their vehicles to check their footage," he said.

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference number 674 of June 24, 2018.

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