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Briton killed after crashing into truck on quad bike while on holiday

Kyle Barrow was remembered as a “lucky” man who “brought his friends together” (Image: Cal Junior/Facebook)

A 27-year-old Briton died in an accident with his moped on his first vacation abroad in Turkey.

Kyle Barrow reportedly died in the arms of his best friend on Wednesday, also “smiling” as he breathed his last.

The Manchester native, nicknamed “Keezy” by his friends, lost control of the vehicle on a 30-mile drive between the beach towns of Side and Kumköy in the Antalya region. Conflicting reports suggest he hit a palm tree or a truck.

Photos showed his overturned motorcycle lying on the side of the road after the incident.

Honors have abounded on social media, describing Kyle as “one in a million” and the “backbone of every group, the man who brought us all together.”

The 27-year-old’s holiday pals revealed matching tattoos they got to commemorate his life.

In a social media post on Thursday, friend Cal said, “He died in my arms, smiling and looking me straight in the eyes, he knew his time was up and he was still happy.”

Kyle Barrow (Image: Cal Junior/Facebook)

Kyle’s best pal Cal urged people “not to be sad” about the tragedy (Image: Cal Junior/Facebook)

“It was his first vacation ever. We did so much yesterday that it felt like he had completed his life. I’ve never seen him happier than yesterday.”

“I lost my best friend, my brother, my accomplice, my right hand, I lost a big part of my life that only really mattered.”

“Please don’t be sad, Kyle wants us to laugh at the memories everyone shared with him. Just you know… he walked out smiling and happy.”

Revealing that Kyle’s insurance would not cover the cost of repatriating his body, Cal set up a Gofundme page asking for donations with “utmost urgency”.

Kyle Barrow (Image: Cal Junior/Facebook)

Caption: Kyle Barrow (Image: Cal Junior/Facebook)

Another friend, Tom Carr, is also raising money for repatriation and funeral expenses.

Tom said: “We ask that you keep your head up high during these difficult times because he would have wanted everyone to be happy.”

The Foreign Office was asked for an opinion.

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Justin Scaccy

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