Love Island: Biker killed in ‘head-on collision’ with Kem Cetinay’s car, inquest finds

A motorcyclist who died after hitting a car driven by Kem Cetinay was in a “head-on collision” with the the island of love star’s vehicle, an inquest has been heard.

Thomas Griggs, 28, died of his injuries 40 minutes after the crash at Shepherds Hill in Romford on August 4, East London Coroner’s Court has heard.

Cetinay, who won the third season of the island of love in 2017, stopped his car at the scene and was not arrested. He assisted officers with their inquiries as police investigated the circumstances of the incident.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be multiple injuries and blunt trauma, coroner Graeme Irvine said.

“It says the motor vehicle, which was a car, was moving west and the motorcycle was moving east,” Irvine told the court.

“It is said to be a head-on collision between the two vehicles.”

The coroner added that a “suspect” had been identified by the police.

The inquest has been adjourned until January 10, 2022.

After the accident, a representative for Cetinay, 26, said in a statement: “Kem was involved in a motor vehicle accident this morning near his home in the Brentwood area at around 11.30am.

“Tragically, a motorcyclist died in the collision. Kem assisted the police and is being treated only as a witness to the incident.

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They added: “Kem will not comment further on this matter other than to offer his deepest condolences, prayers and sympathy to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.”

While on the island of loveCetinay dated Amber Davies but the couple broke up four months after leaving the villa.

Cetinay was a fan favorite thanks to his close friendship with fellow islander Chris Hughes. The couple did many TV shows together after the island of love, including You versus Chris and Kem and Straight out of the island of love. They also released the single “Little Bit Leave It”.

Cetinay has also worked as an entertainment presenter on ITV This morning and starred in the 2018 series of Dancing on the ice, as well as being an ambassador for the suicide prevention charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably) and becoming Childline’s first mental health campaigner in 2019.