Sussex paramedic named as motorcyclist killed in crash
A Brighton paramedic who died after a crash has been described as a 'very popular and well-respected member of staff'.
James McKeough, 48, from Burgess Hill, died after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a tractor near the Whiteways Lodge roundabout at around 1.40pm on Monday, February 3.
In a statement today (Tuesday, February 11), South East Coast Ambulance Service said James worked as a paramedic serving the Brighton area.
Operational unit manager for the Brighton and Hove area, Tim Fellows, said: “It is with sadness that we can confirm that the motorcyclist who was tragically killed in a road traffic collision on the A29 at Bury Hill last Monday worked for South East Coast Ambulance Service.
"James worked for SECAmb for 13 years, qualifying as a paramedic in 2013. He was a very popular and well-respected member of staff who will be sadly missed by colleagues and friends.
“Our thoughts are with James’s parents, brother, sister and his wife Paula, who also works as a paramedic for the service.”
A man from Chichester was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after the crash.
In its latest update, police said the man was released under investigation pending further enquiries.
A police spokesperson said: "The motorcyclist who sadly died when his machine was in a collision with a tractor on the A29 at Bury Hill on Monday, February 3, has been named as James McKeough, 48, of Burgess Hill.
"A 38-year-old man from Chichester was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
"If you saw what happened or have dash cam which may have captured the incident, please report it online or email [email protected] quoting Operation Dunham."