"OUR baby boy, in our hearts forever," was the message left on a floral tribute from the parents of a Keighley man who died in a multi-vehicle crash.

Kyle Goater, 25, was involved in the serious collision between three vehicles – a black MG ZS, a black BMW saloon and an orange Volkswagen Transporter – at Moor Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the road, between Ilkley and Menston, at around 4.40pm and the driver of the MG passed away a short time later.

One message read: “RIP Kyle Goater. 25 years young. Our baby boy, in our hearts forever. Love you always, Mum and Dad xxx”

Another added: "What I would give to just have a little more time. 25 years was not long enough! Rest in Peace bro! Love you forever and always, Luke and Jaimie.”

Kyle was a mechanical engineer at Ilkley-based Olicana Products Ltd for six years and was on his way back to his Keighley home when the incident occurred. One of his co-workers said Kyle only went down Moor Road because his usual route was unavailable.

Production manager, Hadleighson Standing, added: “It has come as a massive shock to us all, it is tragic. I believe he had to take a different route because a road was shut on his normal route. He was a well-respected member of the team, just a good all-round guy. We saw him grow from a boy to a man, we will miss him immensely."

Anyone who witnessed the collision, has any dashcam footage or further information, is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101, quoting log number 1349 of 20 July.

Meanwhile, a politician covering the area says the road does not have a good record or reputation for safety.

Shipley MP Philip Davies said: "This road has been something of an accident blackspot over many years and I would certainly encourage Bradford Council to see if any measures would be possible or appropriate to try to reduce the danger of it."