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Love Island's Kem Cetinay is involved in fatal car smash that leaves motorcyclist dead

EXCLUSIVE: Love Island’s Kem Cetinay is ‘traumatized’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon is involved in a horror crash that killed a motorcyclist

  • Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay has been involved in fatal motorcyclist traffic accident, MailOnline can reveal
  • The reality TV star, 26, is said to be ‘shocked’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with a motorcycle in Romford, Essex on Thursday morning
  • Police and the London Ambulance Service came to the scene and fought to save the motorcyclist, but he died tragically in the accident
  • A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Despite the best efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12:04 am’
  • Kem’s representative told MailOnline: ‘Kem will not comment further on this matter apart from his deepest condolences, prayers and condolences to the motorcyclist’s family and friends’
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Kem Cetinay (pictured) was involved in an accident in Romford, Essex on Thursday

Love Island winner Kem Cetinay has been involved in a fatal traffic accident involving a motorcyclist, MailOnline can reveal.

The reality TV star, 26, is said to be ‘shocked’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with a motorcycle in Romford, Essex, on Thursday morning.

Paramedics fought to save the motorcyclist, but he died tragically in the accident.

Kem, who won Love Island in 2017, escaped unharmed but is in shock from the ordeal and is “traumatized,” friends say.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Kem is devastated by what happened. He is a sensible driver; no one could have foreseen this tragic accident.

“There is no wrongdoing on Kem’s part, he is not at fault and is being treated as a witness by the police.

“He is still dealing with the shock, along with close friends and his family.”

Photos of Kem's car have surfaced after Thursday's horror crash as police arrived in Romford, Essex.

Photos of Kem’s car have surfaced after Thursday’s horror crash as police arrived in Romford, Essex.

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The reality star was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon (pictured) during the collision on Thursday

The reality star was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon (pictured) during the collision on Thursday

A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Police were called at 11:32 am on Thursday 4 August due to reports of a collision at Shepherds Hill, Romford.

‘Police and London Ambulance Service’ [LAS] attended. A car had collided with a motorcycle at the scene.

‘Despite the efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist [no further details] was unfortunately pronounced dead on the spot at 12:04. Investigations are underway to notify next of kin.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting the police with their investigation. He hasn’t been arrested.’

A statement from Kem’s representative said: ‘Kem was involved in a traffic accident this morning (Thursday) close to his home in the Brentwood area at approximately 11:30 am.

Tragically, a motorcyclist was killed in the collision. Kem has assisted the police and is being treated purely as a witness to the incident.

“Kem will not comment further on this matter other than his heartfelt condolences, prayers and condolences to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.”

Kem won Love Island in 2017 with ex-girlfriend Amber Davies, 25, and took home the £50,000 cash prize.

The couple broke up for four months after being crowned champions, but have remained friends.

Following his popularity on the ITV2 show, Kem and former co-star Chris Hughes, 29, starred in the spin-off series Straight Outta Love Island and released the single ‘Little Bit Leave It’.

Kem has since worked for ITV’s This Morning as their entertainment presenter and starred in 2018’s Dancing On Ice.

Last July, he opened Essex restaurant Array, which has proven to be a favorite among his reality TV friends and 2.6 million fans.

The former hairdresser is a mental health advocate and has spoken out about suffering from anxiety and depression throughout his childhood since winning Love Island.

He has previously served as an ambassador for the charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), becoming Childline’s first mental health campaigner in 2019.

Essex star Kem won Love Island in 2017 with ex-girlfriend Amber Davies, taking home the £50,000 cash prize

Essex star Kem won Love Island in 2017 with ex-girlfriend Amber Davies, taking home the £50,000 cash prize

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