Tributes to motorcyclist James Huxtable who died in Neath crash as driver questioned by police

Mr Huxtable died after being involved in a crash with a Ford Focus Credit: Family photograph/South Wales Police

A man who was killed on his motorcycle following a crash with a car has been described as a "loving husband, passionate and hard working".

Forty-one-year-old James Huxtable, who worked at the Aston Martin factory in St Athan, was driving his Yamaha motorcycle when it was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Focus on 7 September on the A4107, commonly known as the Afan Valley Road.

He died following the collision.

The driver, a 43-year-old, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and is currently in police custody.  

Mr Huxtable is survived by his wife Ashleigh, parents, Derek and Eleanor, and his siblings, Thomas and Rachel.

Ashleigh said, “He was a loving husband, father and step father to Laezena, Dafydd, Duncan, Eleri and Valentine.

“He was a very hard working, passionate, loving and sensitive man who wore his heart on his sleeve.

“If you knew him well, you would know how wicked his sense of humour was.

“He loved to go out for a ride on his motorbike, but always said that he loved to be at home with the family who he loved so dearly.

“His passing has left a hole in our lives and hearts that was only meant for him.

“He will be sorely missed by all his family, friends and work colleagues at the Aston Martin factory in St Athan.”