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Family tributes to two teenagers killed in road crash

18-year-olds Zac Smith and Kye Mclean were killed when their car crashed in Suffolk. Credit: Suffolk Police

The families of two 18-year-olds killed in a road crash in Suffolk have paid tribute to the dead men.

The driver Zac Smith from Great Cornard was described "the biggest giver of hugs and kisses" while the family of his passenger Kye Mclean from Polstead said "his smile always lit up the room."

The pair were killed on Wednesday night when the car they were in left the road and hit a tree on the B1115 at Great Waldingfield near Sudbury.

Zac Smith (18) was described by his family as a 'finder of fun'. Credit: Family photograph issued by Suffolk Police

"Paul, Kelly, Ben and Alice are devastated at the loss of their beloved son and brother.

"Zac was never without a smile or a kind word for anyone who came his way.

"He was never far from those he loved, Zac has grown into an extraordinarily kind and handsome young man.

He was the biggest giver of hugs and kisses; a mechanic, a sportsman, a son, a brother - a someone to everyone.

"He was the finder of fun and caretaker of everyone. 'Zac-man' you will be kept safe in our hearts always and forever.”

– Statement from Zac Smith's family

The teenagers were treated by ambulance staff, as well as two volunteer critical care paramedics from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service, but both died at the scene.

The family of Kye Mclean (18) said he would do anything to make people happy. Credit: Family photograph issued by Suffolk Police

"Kye was loved by everyone who knew him, not only by his family but by so many friends too.

"He would do anything to make people happy and his smile always lit up the room. As well as his family and friends, Kye loved his motorbike, football, tracksuits and roses.

"Family was everything, he will be sadly missed by his Mum, Dad, little sister and everyone who knew him.”

– Statement from Kye Mclean's family