THE family of a motorcyclist who died following a collision in Merthyr Tydfil have paid tribute to a “fun-loving” family man.

Aaron Edwards, 42, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred at approximately 6.10pm on Sunday, August 30th on Gurnos Ring Road.

In a statement via South Wales Police, his devastated family said: “Aaron was loved by many and a friend to all. He was a fun-loving guy who loved his family and his children deeply, as well as his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

“Aaron’s life was tragically cut short at a time when he had so much to look forward to, including the birth of his third child which was so wanted by him and his fiancé.

“The loss of Aaron from our lives is unmeasurable and life will never be the same again for any of us.

“The entire family is absolutely devastated. Our only comfort is that he died doing his favourite thing in the world which was riding his motorbike, his pride and joy.

“Aaron was one of eleven children so we were a large family and although he physically only made up a small part of this his presence was huge, which only makes his absence even more prominent.

“The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the emergency services at scene and all those who tried so hard to save Aaron.”

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the collision, which involved a red Kawasaki motorcycle and a black Ford Focus, and occurred at the junction with Goitre Lane.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw either vehicle in the moments prior to it, and has not yet spoken to officers is urged to contact 101, quoting occurrence 2000317107.

Anyone with dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage which could assist is also asked to get in touch.

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