British motocross rider, 20, dies after horror crash at race track in Spain
- Tommy Lee Morris, 20, crashed at the Paraje de Los Balcones track in Murcia
- Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful and he died at scene last Thursday
- Friends and the motocross community have paid tribute to the youngster
A British motocross star has died after a horror crash at a race track in Spain.
Tommy Lee Morris, 20, had the fatal accident last Thursday at the Paraje de Los Balcones track in Murcia, in the southeast of the country.
Friends have paid tribute to ‘one of the kindest and most caring lads … who passed away doing what he loved the most.’
Morris is understood to have had trouble breathing following the crash and died at the scene following attempts to resuscitate him.
Tommy Lee Morris, 20, had the fatal accident earlier this week at the Paraje de Los Balcones track in Murcia
An investigation into his death has been launched, according to Murcia Today.
A GoFundMe page set up by Kelly Stevens on behalf of John Morris, says: ‘Our hearts are all broken that a member of our motocross family has passed away doing what we all love doing and watching!!
‘Tommy was one of the most caring and kindest lads you would ever meet at a track and no matter What it was he or his whole family would be the first to help in anything.
‘Tommy and his family are out in Spain riding when the most awful accident has taken place and Tommy has had a motocross accident and sadly has passed away doing what he loved the most and that was riding.
‘We have set this page up to help his family and friends bring him home where he belongs and to help in anyway we can. Bringing Tom Boy home isn’t gonna easy and this will help financially and mean so much to the MX FAMILY that we all are.’
The page has so far raised nearly £25,000.
Wild Tracks Mx, the motocross centre Morris attended in Suffolk, paid tribute to the youngster over the weekend on Facebook.
‘Tommy a very talented lad ￼has been coming to us since just a young lad and over the years he’s just got quicker and quicker but sadly motocross is dangerous and can be very cruel at times, I just can’t believe I’m having to write this.’ The post said.
Morris was one of the rising stars in the sport and the motocross community paid tribute to him over the weekend
It continued: ‘Keep riding as fast up there Tommy you will be truly missed.’
Motocross is a type of off-road motorcycle racing which originated in Britain but has since exploded in popularity throughout the world.
The sport is renowned for high speeds and daring jumps over rough terrain.