TOUCHING tributes have been paid to an eight-year-old boy who died in a crash on the M6 last week.
Dev Naran, from Leicester, Dev, was pronounced dead at the scene when a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris collided at 7.30pm on Thursday (May 31).
The car was believed to have been stopped on the hard shoulder between junctions six and five Southbound of the M6 – which was in use as a smart motorway lane at the time.
Paramedics in attendance found Dev was in cardiac arrest but tragically nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
Dev’s heartbroken parents paid tribute to their ‘kind, compassionate angel.’
They 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 and a woman from the car were taken to Heartlands Hospital with serious injuries where they both remain in a stable condition.
The driver of the lorry was arrested.
The 62-year-old from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released pending further investigation.
He was uninjured in the crash.
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.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting log 2160 of 31 May.