Heartbroken wife pays tribute to 'true family man' after motorbike crash in County Durham

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Aaron's wife Samantha says he was treasured by everyone who knew him. Credit: Durham Police

A heartbroken wife has paid tribute to her husband, who died following a motorbike crash in County Durham.

Aaron Morris, 31, was taken to hospital with critical injuries on 1 July after his motorbike collided with a Vauxhall Crossland on Priestburn Close, Esh Winning.

Despite efforts of staff at University Hospital of North Durham, Aaron died several hours later.

In a statement, his wife Samantha said: "Aaron was a true family man and treasured by all those who knew and loved him.

“He was a much-loved husband, son, father and brother, and will be sadly missed by us all.

“We wish to thank everyone for their support, and ask now to be left in peace so that we can grieve together.”

Tributes have been left at the scene of the collision. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Flowers have been laid at the scene of the crash on Priestburn Close, as well as a card that reads "I love you to pieces".

An investigation is now taking place and officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision around 12.30pm.

Durham Police are also asking anyone with dashcam footage which may help investigators to get in touch, quoting incident number 160 of 1 July.