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Tributes to 15-year-old killed in crash

Kian Buckler Credit: West Midlands Police

Tributes have been paid to a 15-year-old boy who died after a serious crash in Wolverhampton last week.

Kian Buckler suffered serious injuries when the motorbike he was on hit a car just before 7pm on 29 November.

Kian was thrown from the motorbike at the junction of Lunt Road and Boswell Road, Bilston.

He died in hospital on Friday afternoon.

A 16-year-old boy, who was also travelling on the bike, was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries.

He was arrested and has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving without a licence or insurance, and failing to provide a sample.

Kian died from his injuries in hospital Credit: West Midlands Police

He was remanded in custody to appear before Wolverhampton Youth Court today, 4 December.

Today, mother Tina Richards said:

My son Kian was a cheeky chappie who was full of life.

Losing my beautiful son has left a massive hole in my heart.

The love and support my family and myself have received is overwhelming.

Kian was loved by so many people and touched so many hearts.

He will be sadly missed by so many people, especially by myself, his dad, his big sister Louise, little brother Tyler and his baby sister Mariah.

– Tina Richards

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said:

We are keen to establish the circumstances of the collision and would ask for any witnesses who haven’t already spoken to officers to get in contact.

– West Midlands Police, Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes

The 37-year-old driver of the Toyota Auris which was involved in the collision was also arrested on suspicion of disqualified driving.

37-year-old Jamaine Lindo, Lunt Road, admitted the charge before city magistrates on Friday and was jailed for eight weeks.