A young man who lost his life in a crash was a promising and well-liked member of the team at the Bermuda Land Development Corporation, colleagues have said.

Leric Lightbourn, 21, was killed after his bike was involved in collision last Friday on Middle Road in Devonshire near its junction with Vesey Street.

Mr Lightbourn was the third road fatality of the year.

The former pupil of the Whitney Institute Middle School and the Berkeley Institute worked as a landscaper for the BLDC, a government quango based in St George’s.

Mr Lightbourn was awarded the outstanding achievement award when he graduated from the parks department’s skills development programme and in 2018 undertook further studies in Bournemouth in England.

The BLDC said: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our colleague, Leric.”

The corporation said he was “a quiet, well-mannered man who worked hard every day and did what he had to get the job done — he never minded the task”.

The statement added: “Leric was a respected and integral part of our BLDC landscaping team and he will be dearly missed by all of us. We send our sincere condolences to Leric’s family and friends.”