October 25, 2021

Heartbroken friends paid tribute to the 9-year-old schoolboy who died in a hit-and-run accident on his way home with his father.

The wrecked companion of a nine-year-old schoolboy was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he drove home with his father on a narrow country lane.

George Lewis was with his father Michael at a local West Yorkshire cricket club on Friday night after a dove when he was hit by a white van.

George Lewis, nine, was walking with his father when he was hit by a white van.

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George Lewis, nine, was walking with his father when he was hit by a white van.Credit: Ben Lock.
Flowers and cute toys have been left at the scene.

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Flowers and cute toys have been left at the scene.Credit: Ben Lock.

The driver fled the scene but later turned himself in to the local police station.

Flower tributes and stuffed toys have been left at the scene of the tragedy on Sutton Lane near Kahle.

One read: “For George I will really miss you. I hope you will not forget me. I will always remember the wonderful times we had together.

“You always use my pants to lighten up, especially on Fortnight. You will always be one of my best friends.

Another said: “Sleep tight angel. Thinking about family.”

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police are appealing to witnesses to the incident.

West Yorkshire Police said: “Officers were called shortly after 9.30pm on Friday night to report a collision near the junction with Sutton Lane, Kegley, Nut Lane.

“Emergency services attended, including Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and despite medical treatment, a nine-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A white van was reported to have collided with the boy, and another pedestrian with minor injuries before leaving the scene.

A 49-year-old man later visited a North Yorkshire police station and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. He is currently in custody. “

Detective Sergeant Fiona Allen of the West Yorkshire Police’s Major Coalition Inquiry Team said: “A nine-year-old boy has sadly lost his life and our first priority is to help his family and make sure they A thorough investigation into the incident led to his death.

The collision took place on the border of West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and we would like to speak to anyone who has seen the collision or who believes he may have seen the van before or shortly after.

Information can be transferred to the Major Coalition Inquiry Team via 101 or 101 live chat on the West Yorkshire Police website, citing Crime Reference 13210474457.

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