An eight-year-old boy died in a collision on the M6 on Thursday 31 May in Birmingham has been named as “perfect son” Dev Naran.

A lorry crashed into a red Toyota Yaris at around 7.30pm and the young lad Dev, from Leicester, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

According to West Midlands Police, the lorry driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released pending further investigation.

He was uninjured in the crash.

Paramedics were rushed to the scene to find the young boy was in cardiac arrest.

Dev’s heartbroken parents have this afternoon paid tribute to their son, describing him as a kind, compassionate angel.

A statement said: “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.”

A man in his 60’s was treated for a suspected fractured shoulder and a woman, in her 20’s, was treated for a leg injury. Both were taken to Heartlands Hospital.

They remain in a stable condition this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances, a parademic officer and a MERIT trauma doctor to the scene.

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.”

West Midlands has asked for any information to call on 101, quoting log 2160 of 31 May.


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