TRIBUTES have flowed in via Facebook for Tamworth schoolboy Keegan Lutgerink who died in a tragic motorcycle accident in Aberdeen yesterday.
Keegan, 17, died after the motorcycle he was riding and another bike collided about 100 metres west of the St Andrew Street intersection about 1.30pm.
The Yamaha motorcycle fell on the road and both of the boys were ejected.
Keegan died at the scene while his pillion passenger, a 17-year-old boy from South Tamworth suffered pelvic injuries.
The rider of the second bike believed to be from the Tamworth (Goonoo Goonoo) area suffered leg injuries but managed to walk several metres to a house and alert Keegan’s parents.
A Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit spokeswoman said the cause of the crash is still continuing.
The 17-year-old passenger and second motorbike rider are believed to be recovering in John Hunter Hospital.
As the news spread of Keegan’s death, his friends took to his Facebook page to air their grief.
“You'll be in my heart forever big boy, i'll always remember you & cherish our memories. Me and all the boys love you so much. RIP my beautiful brother,”one friend wrote in a Facebook post.
While another wrote:“Today will be so hard for every single one of your friends knowing that your not going to be at school, you'll be missed my many.”
Keegan was a student at Tamworth High School.
In a statement to Fairfax this afternoon, a Department of Education and Communities spokesman said: “It was a sad day for the school” and that counseling is being provided for students and would be available for "as long as necessary."