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11 April 2012, 12:28
The family of a father and son killed in a car crash in East Yorkshire said their loss was "beyond belief" as the boy's mother and nine-year-old sister recover in hospital.
14 year old Ethan Sarkar, and his dad 46 year old Derek, from Birmingham, died when their Volkswagen Golf and a Volvo collided head-on on the A614 near East Cowick.
The driver of the Volvo, Sheila Stavert-Lee, 70, from Wigginton, near York, was also killed.
Mr Sarkar's wife, 43 year old Karen, 43, and daughter, Abbie, were airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary after the crash, which happened on a bridge over a canal.
The Sarkar family said in a statement: Today we are saddened and distraught with the loss of two members of our family, Derek and Ethan. We are still shocked by the nature of the incident and all our prayers and efforts are currently directed to supporting his wife and daughter make a full and speedy recovery and helping them cope with their loss.
"Derek was a wonderful father, husband and a lively and central part of our family. Ethan was at the heart of all our lives, their loss to us is beyond belief.
"We thank all Derek and Ethan’s friends for their kind words, thoughts and support, they mean a lot to us and we know they will be missed by all of you.
"We also understand that there is a third victim in this tragic accident and our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and friends.
"Once again we thank you all for your kind messages, thoughts and prayers."
14 year old Ethan Sarkar