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Police say the motorcyclist who died following a collision with a cow was Keith Graham from Carlisle. His family have paid tribute to a man who "brought so much joy and laughter." Mr. Graham, 45, of East End, Kirkbampton, Carlisle was riding his black Aprilia Tuono motorcycle on the C class road between Burgh-by-Sands and Boustead Hill on Tuesday 22 May when, at around 7.10pm, he was involved in a collision with a cow. The cow was humanely destroyed.
Mr Graham suffered very serious injuries and died in the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle yesterday, Monday 28 May.
His family said: “Keith was loved, respected and admired by all who knew him. Never will there be a man who is more sorely missed, not just by the family but by an entire community of people. It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to a man who brought so much joy and laughter to everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.Goodbye Keith, we all love you so very much x”
Police are supporting Mr Graham’s family and are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision. If you witnessed the incident, please contact Sergeant Jo Lennox in the Roads Policing Unit by dialling 101.