Family Tribute to Maidstone Crash Victim

The family of a college student from Maidstone who died in car crash have paid tribute to a young man who "touched the hearts of many".

Luke Mumford, 20, was killed when his Vauxhall Corsa careered up a steep bank on Pilgrims Way, Aylesford, and ended up on its roof in a field.

The Canterbury College student was in the public eye last month when he bought a homeless man a cup of coffee. His act of kindness was spotted by the owner of the Canterbury Historic River Tours who then offered him a job.

In a statement, his family said:

"Luke Mumford is so loved, and touched the hearts of many. A happy, kind and positive wonderful lad who was always helping and supporting everyone; from helping out at Mid Kent College, whilst attending Canterbury University and working at Sainsbury’s in Maidstone, where he went over and above to help customers.

'His happy and cheeky nature will be missed by so many. Luke has been described by friends and family as the most incredible, kindest, sincere person who enriched everyone's lives. We are devastated by this tragic event."

In Luke's words – "Bring positive changes to the communities you are involved in. Be proactive if you have the power to improve something or make someone happier, do it. Set out to do something for someone each day. Even if it’s as small as buying someone some food or a drink - it all counts."

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