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Tributes paid to Mayo man (30) who died tragically in UK road crash

Jack Currant died when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle

Jack Currant died on March 20th following a road crash

Clodagh Meaney

Tributes have been paid to a Mayo man who tragically died in a UK road crash.

30-year-old Jack Currant from Castlebar died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car in North Devon on Sunday March 20th.

Mr Currant, who was living in Okehampton, was pronounced dead at the scene on the main road between Bideford and Clovelly in North Devon.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a crash between Jack's silver and blue Yamaha R1 motorcycle and a red BMW iX at 12:10pm.

The driver and passenger in the car were unharmed but were treated for shock.

Paying tribute to him, his cousin Beth shared: “Can’t believe I’m even writing this, what a tragic loss. Anyone who knew my cousin Jack knows he lived his life in pure Jack style and enjoyed every moment of it.”

“We will all miss your silly jokes, sense of humour and your infectious laugh. You will be missed so much by our family and all your friends, you brought joy everywhere you went.

“Party hard up there and give dad a big hug from all of us.”

A friend named Vicky wrote: “Words can’t describe the emotion & numbness of my body, my broken heart and faith in this world.

"Jack Currant thank you for all the memories, laughs and unforgettable care! You will be deeply missed and I promise I’ll look after Liam for you.

“I can promise to provide him with an unbreakable and unbeatable mini version of himself with the attitude of uncle Jack. I’ll miss your infectious laugh and that cheeky little grin. Fly high jack.”

Another friend shared her memories of Jack: “You took me to my first ever rave and my first ever festival and they are the best memories I won’t ever forget,” she began.

“That smile. You never stopped smiling, a truly infectious smile (and laugh). So many stories filling my head that I can laugh about, you really were one of a kind that people were so lucky to know.

“I will cherish our Thailand trip forever, hopefully when I go again I’ll have a drink for you in the 360 bar with you in my heart.

“Life is short, sometimes shorter than others but love and memories live on.

“Tell your friends you love them, hug them tightly and always be kind, tomorrow is never a promise.”

His father’s football club Castlebar Celtic said: “Tonight lotto is cancelled as a mark of respect to Jack Currant, son of Frank Foy who has died tragically. Deepest sympathy to his family. Our thoughts are with Frank, Jan, James & Harry at this difficult time.”

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