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Motorcyclist killed in Moray crash ‘lived for his family’

Andrew Pearce, 37, died after a collision with a car on Tuesday.

Tributes have been paid to a father-of-four who died in a collision between a motorcycle and a car in Moray.

Andrew “Andy” Pearce, 37, died after the crash on the B9015 Garmouth to Mosstodloch road on Tuesday at about 5.30pm.

Mr Pearce, who was riding a black Suzuki motorcycle, died following the crash. A 54-year-old woman, who was driving a red Citroen car, was uninjured.

The family of Mr Pearce issued a statement on Thursday via Police Scotland.

It said: “Andy lived for his family – his wife Jacquelyn, parents Raymond and Christine, step-parents Nigel and Pattie, his sister Heather, all his in-laws and his four wonderful children Scott, Aimee, Ryan and Jenna.

“We also can’t forget his two black labs Murf and Moka.”

Originally from Berwick upon Tweed, Mr Pearce joined the RAF as an MT driver stationed at Leuchars and Aldergrove.

He worked for driving companies including Tesco, Moray Council, Carntyne, Decora, Stagecoach and Gleaners, and taught others as a driving instructor.

Keep-fit enthusiast Mr Pearce was a skilled downhill mountain biker and bodybuilder.

His family said he had planned to start an accountancy course in August at Moray College UHI to enable him to spend more time at home with his family

He also hoped to start volunteering as a retained fire fighter.

The statement added: “There are no words to describe how devastated we are that he won’t achieve these dreams and it is impossible to put into words how much we will miss him.

“We would ask for our privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.”

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