Colchester: Tributes Paid To Crash Victim

3 April 2012, 11:13 | Updated: 3 April 2012, 11:23

Tributes have been paid to a man who died when the motorbike he was riding collided with a car in Colchester.

33-year-old Dean Sadler was killed in the accident at the Ardleigh Interchange roundabout on Sunday (April 1st).

Dean was born and raised in Ipswich. He attended Halifax Primary School before going on to Stoke High School.

He was a talented footballer and at 16 years left school and went to Colchester United on a Y.T.S. Colchester United released him at 18 years and he trained as a heating engineer.

He did his apprenticeship with a local Ipswich company and qualified. He has worked for various Ipswich companies, and was currently working for Inviron.

He continued to play football at a good standard where he played for Woodbridge, Needham Market, Debenham, and Ipswich Athletic.

He was very health conscious, maintaining his fitness levels as a regular user of the David Lloyd Gym in Ipswich.

He was a family man with a keen interest in motorcycling.

His family said: "He was a tremendous son, father, and brother. No one had a bad word for him, everybody liked him."

His fiancée, Tammy, said: "He was truly awesome and wonderful. I will miss him so much. He was a great step-dad."