A YOUNG man killed in a tragic motorbike accident in Co Antrim has been remembered as a “much loved son”.
Heartbreaking tributes have poured in for 19-year-old James Gordon after his sudden death in the crash on Sunday.
The two-vehicle road smash occurred in the Whitepark Road area of Ballycastle shortly after 5pm.
His green Kawasaki Ninja bike was involved in a collision with a black Toyota Yaris shortly, the PSNI confirmed.
The Cullybackey community, where James was from, is in mourning following the devastating crash.
Beloved James was fondly remembered for his “heart of gold” by loved ones in the wake of the tragedy.
A funeral notice online reads: “Suddenly as the result of a road accident, James John, age 19 years, much loved son of Stuart and Alana, loving brother of Rebekah.
“Will be lovingly remembered by his sorrowing father, mother, sister, girlfriend Zoe and the entire family circle.
“A heart of gold, a happy face, someone special we can never replace.”
One mourner said: ” James was a great guy, I loved working with him, everyday he’d bring a smile to everyone’s face without fail.
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“Legend. Worthy of everlasting remembrance.”
His aunt Angela, uncle Victor and cousin Dylan wrote: “Loving memories of our dear nephew James.
“Taken too soon, sleep tight with the angels wee man.”
There will be a funeral service at James’ home on Thursday at 12pm followed by interment in Cullybackey New Cemetery.
Sergeant Green of the Police Service’s Collision Investigation Unit confirmed that James sadly died at the scene as a result of his injuries.
In a statement, he said: “Officers attended, alongside colleagues from NI Ambulance Service and Air Ambulance.
“Sadly, Mr Gordon died at the scene from his injuries.
“A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision is ongoing.”
The PSNI are continuing to appeal for any further information on the crash from the public.
The statement added: “Police would like to thank members of the public who provided assistance at the scene and would appeal to anyone with any information or who may have dash-cam footage available to contact us on 101.”