Police Name Boy Killed In M6 Crash
1 June 2018, 18:13 | Updated: 1 June 2018, 18:18
An 8-year old boy who died after a crash on the M6 has been named as Dev Maran.
Dev -who's from Leicester - was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash between a lorry and a red Toyata Yaris between junction 6 and 5 southbound last night.
The section of the motorway was a running lane at the time, as part of the smart motorway scheme.
Two others, a man and a woman from the same car, were taken to hospital with serious injuries but are now in a stable condition.
Dev’s parents described him as a kind and compassionate child: “He excelled at school and wanted to become a doctor. He looked after his brother Neel, who suffered brain damage at birth. He was a big sports fan and loved Leicester City.
Dev was the most perfect son in every way."
Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with Dev’s family who have asked for privacy at this very difficult time.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed the crash, in particular anyone with dash cam footage to get in touch."
A 62-year-old lorry driver was arrested suspected of causing death by dangerous driving.
The man - who's from Hampshire - was later released pending further investigation.