Kem Cetinay (pictured) was involved in an accident in Romford, Essex, on Thursday morning
Love Island winner Kem Cetinay has been involved in a fatal road accident with a motorcyclist, MailOnline can reveal.
The reality TV star, 26, is said to be ‘shaken up’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with a motorbike on Thursday morning in Romford, Essex.
Paramedics fought to save the motorcyclist, but he tragically died in the accident.
Kem, who won Love Island in 2017, escaped unharmed but is in shock from the ordeal and has been left ‘traumatised’, say pals.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Kem is devastated about what’s happened. He’s a sensible driver; no one could have foreseen this tragic accident happening.
‘There has been no wrongdoing on Kem’s side, he’s not at fault, and is being treated by police as a witness.
‘He’s still dealing with the shock alongside close friends and his family.’
A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Police were called at 11:32hrs on Thursday, 4 August to reports of a collision at Shepherds Hill, Romford.
‘Police and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended. At the scene a car had been in collision with a motorcycle.
‘Despite the efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist [no further details] was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12:04. Enquiries are underway to notify next of kin.
‘The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries. He was not arrested.’
A statement released by Kem’s representative said: ‘Kem was this morning involved in a road traffic accident close to his home in the Brentwood area at approximately 11.30am.
Kem’s Mercedes G-Wagon appears to be smashed in photos that have emerged of following the horror crash on Thursday with police officers and a patrol car on the scene of the collision where a motorcyclist died
In photos obtained by MailOnline, the air ambulance can be seen arriving at the scene to fly the victim of the crash to hospital
Kem was left shaken by the crash and was seen at the roadside on the phone immediately after the tragic collision in Romford
Kem, who won Love Island in 2017, escaped unhurt but the G-Wagon that he was driving (pictured previously) was damaged
‘Tragically, a motorcyclist died in the collision. Kem has been assisting the police and is being treated purely as a witness to the incident.
‘Kem will be making no further comment on this matter aside to offer his deepest condolences, prayers and sympathies to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.’
A witness who saw the aftermath of the crash told MailOnline: ‘Kem was clearly upset and distraught by what happened. He was pacing up and down. He was on the phone and talking to two women at the side of the road. He seemed to be in shock.’
In 2017, Kem won Love Island with former girlfriend Amber Davies, 25, scooping the £50,000 cash prize.
The pair split 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 spin off series Straight Outta Love Island and released single ‘Little Bit Leave It.’
A police patrol car was pictured at the scene of the tragic collision as officer closed off the road to allow paramedics to work
A police officer was seen talking to two witnesses at the side of the road. Kem’s rep confirmed that the motorcyclist had died
Police confirmed that Kem (above) stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries and wasn’t arrested
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 a favourite among his reality TV friends and 2.6million fanbase.
The former barber is an advocate for mental health and has spoken out since winning Love Island about suffering from anxiety and depression throughout his childhood.
He has previously worked as an ambassador for suicide prevention charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), and became Childline’s first mental health campaigner in 2019.
Essex star Kem won Love Island in 2017 with former girlfriend Amber Davies, scooping the £50,000 cash prize (pictured in June 2017)