A MAN who was killed in a Kangaroo Flat crash has been described as a loyal and loving father.
Timmy Dorrough died on Saturday morning after he was struck by a car on the Calder Freeway.
The 40-year-old, who lived and worked in Bendigo, leaves behind two young daughters.
"He was an absolutely amazing father," close friend Patrick Fagan said. "His daughters were the most important thing in his world."
John Watts was another close friend of Mr Dorrough's. The two met through the sport Kenpo - a style of karate - about 20 years ago.
"Tim was a fiercely loyal kind of guy," he said. "If you were his friend, he would have your back and would be there for you if you needed.
"He would always come to the defence of his mates and never let anyone say anything bad about his friends."
Another close friend, Sally Reiffel, said many in the community were left feeling helpless after finding out about Mr Dorrough's death.
She started a GoFundMe page, with the permission of the family, as a way for people to honour Mr Dorrough's legacy.
"Lots of people have been reaching out, wanting to do something to pay their respects," Ms Reiffel said.
"One of the challenging things for everyone has been the COVID-19 restrictions. There is a restriction on how many people can attend the funeral.
"So we thought it would be quite beautiful for Tim's friends to come together and create a fund that could replace the 21st birthday present Tim would have loved to have given to his daughters."
Ms Reiffel said the Timothy Dorrough Trust Fund would be set up by local solicitors. The trustees would remain within Mr Dorrough's family network.
"As restrictions ease, we hope there will be future opportunities to come together and celebrate Tim's memory," Ms Reiffel said.
Ms Reiffel said members of the community could contribute to the GoFundMe page here.
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