Local man dies after motorbike crashes into lamppost in Thailand

Angus man Steven Kerr has died in a motorbike accident in Thailand.

An Angus man has been killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand.

Steven Kerr was originally from Montrose but is believed to have been based overseas recently.

A Thai news organisation reported that Mr Kerr had died when his Yamaha NMax bike collided with a lamppost.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The 32-year-old’s funeral is set to be held on Thursday in Thailand.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “Our staff have assisted the family of a British man following his death in Thailand.”

Na Jomtien Police are investigating the crash.

A report by Thai Visa News said the accident happened as Steven was heading towards the town of Pattaya, in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province.

A local witness, who was driving a bus, said he saw Steven’s motorbike collide with a lamp-post.

The bike was found in a central reservation, near the Pattaya Elephant Camp, after the accident last Friday morning.

A celebration of Steven’s life is to be held at the Hillside Hotel, just outside Montrose, today (Friday).

People have been encouraged to come and share stories about Steven, a dad with a “young family”.

Those who knew him have been urged to give the former Montrose Academy pupil the “send-off he deserves”.

An online post said: “For friends and family closer to home, we have decided to organise a celebration of his life, which basically involves his friends having a drink and sharing some stories.

“People will be in the Hillside Hotel from 5pm onwards, so feel free to come along and give him the send-off he deserves.

“There’s no dress code and donations for his young family are welcome.”