Mum of tragic Kyle is comforted by tributes

Gazette: Mum of tragic Kyle is comforted by tributes Mum of tragic Kyle is comforted by tributes

A DEVASTATED mum said she has taken comfort from tributes paid to her son Kyle Martin who died in a crash, aged 21.

Kyle, from Bradfield, was killed when his Volkswagen Polo car crashed head-on with a BMW on Brickman’s Hill, Bradfield on Thursday.

His mum Deana Martin has thanked everyone who has paid their respects so far.

She said: “The tributes have been fantastic. It is a lot of comfort to know our son was not just loved by us.

“Kyle was a hard worker and always made everyone smile. He lived life to the full and we are taking comfort in that fact.”

Mrs Martin said Kyle, a landscape gardener at Greengrass Ground Maintenance in Brantham, will be remembered for his fun-loving personality.

She said: “Kyle would always be having a laugh and a joke but it was never at anybody’s expense. It was just him fooling around.

“He had lived in the area for a while and was well known in the village.

“His group of friends were always there for each other.

“You always hear bad things about youngsters these days but there is so much good in these kids.

“You could be having the worst day but he would come over with a smile and a cuddle and say everything would be alright.

“He had been through a lot in his life and he and his brother James were very close and it is comforting to know they spent a lot of time together in the last few weeks.

“We want to be able to move on with funeral arrangements and lay him to rest and keep our memories of him.”

Mrs Martin also paid tribute to the emergency services who tried to save her son’s life.

She said: “We know they tried their best for him. They treated all his friends who rushed to the scene with who wanted to see him with respect.”

Former Harwich and Dovercourt High School pupil Kyle played football for Bradfield Rovers. 

  • POLICE have renewed their appeal for information about the crash.

A man, 25, who was driving behind Kyle in a Honda Civic car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until Monday February 3 pending further enquiries.

A man, 51, from the Clacton area driving the BMW was taken to hospital with a facial injury but was later discharged.

Anyone with information can call Essex Police’s serious collision investigation unit on 01245 240590 or e-mail them at


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