Family pay tribute to biker, 22, killed in A449 crash

By Dayna Farrington | Wyre Forest | News | Published:

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash have paid tribute to the one who 'always brought laughter and joy to others'.

Oliver Terrence Rowles

Oliver Terrence Rowles died following the crash with a car on the A449 in Cookley, Wyre Forest, on Monday.

The 22-year-old from Kidderminster was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at the junction with Castle Road.

His father Raymond, mother Jayne and sister Whitney also thanked the emergency services who tried to save Oliver's life at the scene.

In a statement, they said: "Oli's life was cruelly taken from him at age of 22, whilst riding his beloved motorbike after finishing work at Titan Steel Wheels on November 5.

"Oli is the joker of our family and his friends and always brought laughter and joy to others, he was kind and energetic with a love for food, the gym and his dogs.

"He was born with severe eczema and struggled with this throughout his life but we are so proud of the young man he came to be and all the issues he had overcome.

"Oli was so full of life, love and laughter -– his absence leaves a silence too loud to bear.

"His dad, mom and sister will all miss him more than words can express and our lives will forever be changed without him.


"We would like to thank the air ambulance, medical crews and police for being with Oliver and trying to save his life that day.

"Oli would wish that anyone who attends his funeral dresses as they feel comfortable."

West Mercia Police is still continuing to investigate the crash, which took place at around 2.15pm on Monday.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 354S of 5 November.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contact anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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