Sean Ruff named as cyclist killed in Teesside lorry crash

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Tees
Sean Ruff
Image caption Sean Ruff was a passionate Sunderland fan, his family said

A cyclist killed in a collision with a lorry on the A66 on Teesside has been named by police.

Sean Ruff, 61, from Cleadon Village, Sunderland, died on Tuesday evening.

Mr Ruff, who had been married for 31 years, leaves behind a wife and four children.

His family said he was a "hugely committed and highly principled man". A 49-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed.

In a statement, Mr Ruff's family said he died doing something he loved.

"Sean was a devoted family man," they said.

"He was a hugely committed and highly principled man who gave 100% to everything he did.

"He was an avid cyclist and always wore the correct cycling safety equipment and clothing."

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