Family of Auckland teen cycling victim Nathan Kraatskow mourn 'guardian angel'

Nathan Kraatskow, 15, was killed while cycling on a motorway off-ramp in Albany on Friday.
Nathan Kraatskow, 15, was killed while cycling on a motorway off-ramp in Albany on Friday. Photo credit: Supplied

The family of the teenage cyclist who was killed after a driver fled the scene of the crash in Auckland have described him as a "loving big brother".

Fifteen-year-old Nathan Kraatskow was killed in the collision.

Emergency Services were called to the northbound Oteha Valley Rd off-ramp shortly before 11pm on Friday.

In a statement Mr Kraatskow's family say it is "an extremely difficult time for our family".

"There are no words to describe how much Nathan will be missed," they said.

"Nathan was a sporty and caring and loving big brother to three younger siblings.

"He will leave a huge hole in our family and we know he will watch over us as our guardian angel. He was also a great, loyal friend to many."

Nathan was a Year 11 student at Vanguard Military School, and had previously spent two years at North Shore high school Rangitoto College.

Police have extended their deepest sympathies to Mr Kraatskow's family.

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