A fundraiser has been launched for the family of a motorcyclist with 'a heart of gold' who lay undiscovered for around nine hours after a fatal crash. 

Darrel Sturgeon, 21, sadly died after an incident in the Cloyntie Toll Bridge area of Straiton on Wednesday, November 8. 

Police were initially alerted of the incident shortly after 10pm on November 8 after receiving an automated message from a mobile phone that there had been a crash at the location.

Officers attended, carried out a thorough search of the area and made a number of additional enquiries.

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Then, at around 7.30am the following day, police said a red, blue, and white Honda motorcycle was found off the B741. The 21-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police added that extensive enquiries are ongoing and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Now, a fundraiser has been created to support Darrel's family with funeral costs.

Created by Daniel White, the cash will aim to support the Sturgeon family during this awful time.

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In a plea for support, Daniel's fundraising page reads: "I’ll be fundraising money to help towards to cost of the the funeral for Darrel Sturgeon.

"On 8th November 2023 Darrel was in a motorbike accident and sadly lost his life.

"You have our deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful person."

Daniel added: "Darrel was a caring brother and son, he had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

"He loved his motorbikes and loved jumping onto the bike with no destination and enjoying the moment he was in.

"He also loved going to the Air shows with his family to watch the Red Arrows, and other aircraft perform aerobatic manoeuvres.

"The Sturgeon family, to anyone that knows the family knows how helpful and heartfelt they are. They would go over and beyond for anyone and that’s talking from experience.

"Thank you for taking your time to read this, any donations towards the family would be highly appreciated at this difficult time."

To support the fundraiser, visit: https://bit.ly/40FwpzN