Family tribute to dad killed on Dearne Valley Parkway

Family tribute to dad killed on Dearne Valley Parkway

By Chloe West | 05/03/2021

Family tribute to dad killed on Dearne Valley Parkway

THE FAMILY of a dad of one killed in an accident on the Dearne Valley Parkway when he was hit by a suspected drink driver have paid tribute to him, saying he ‘’meant the world to us’’.

Police have now named the 20-year-old who died on the parkway last month as Travis Frost.

Travis was cycling from the Broomhill roundabout towards the Cathill roundabout on the A6195 at around 9.15pm on February 23 when he was involved in a collision with a black BMW X5.

He suffered serious injuries and was prounounced dead at the scene, police said. 

His family have today released a tribute, saying: ''Travis meant the world to us. He was the best dad he could ever have been and his son, Archie, will miss him every day. 

''The day Travis died was his mum's birthday, a day that will never been the same for us again.

"A day which should have been filled with celebration will now be filled with memories of Travis, and a feeling of loss. 

''We thank everyone who has respected our privacy at this difficult time.''

The driver of the BMW, a 30-year-old man from Barnsley was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, being unfit through drink or drugs, being over the prescribed limit and driving with no insurance, a police spokeswoman said. 

She added: ''A 30-year-old woman, also from Barnsley, who was a passenger in the car, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. 

''Both have since been released under investigation. 

''As we continue to with our enquiries, we are urging for any witnesses to contact us.''

Officers want to hear from anyone with dash-cam footage, who saw the cyclist prior to the collision or the manner of driving of the BMW. 

Call 101, quoting incident number 1004 of February 23 if you can help. 





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