An eight-year-old boy who died following a collision on the M6 last night has been named.
Dev Naran, from Leicester, was pronounced dead at the scene following a collision between a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris car. It’s believed the car had stopped on the southbound hard shoulder between Junction 5 and 6.
At the time the lane was a running lane as part of the smart motorway scheme.
A man and a woman from the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries where they both remain in a stable condition.
Dev’s heartbroken parents have described him as a kind and compassionate angel.
In a statement 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.”
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 from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released pending further investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.