Midlands Family in Yorkshire Car Crash

Police have confirmed a family from the West Midlands were involved in a collision in East Cowick in Yorkshire.

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Tributes paid to crash victim

Tributes have been paid to a teenager from the Midlands who died in a car crash this weekend.

Ethan Sarkar and his father Derek Sarkar were killed in the head-on crash on Saturday in East Yorkshire.

The 14 year old has been described by friends as 'funny, popular, and always smiling'.

School principal pays tribute to crash victim

John Allen, Principal of King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy, told ITV Central News:

"I was just absolutely shocked and devastated. I'd heard about the crash and that two of the victims were from Birmingham. When the names came through, it was a complete and utter shock.

"Ethan was a very kind, young man. A genuinely kind young man. He was very gentle, well-mannered. People respected him for that. He always had a smile on his face.

"Lots of friends, very hard-working, never ever in trouble, an absolutely adorable young person."

Tributes paid to teenager killed in car crash

Statement from the principal of King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy - where Ethan Sarkar attended.

It is with great sadness and regret that I am letting you know that Ethan Sarkar of 9E sadly passed away on Easter Saturday following a tragic car accident. His father and the other driver also passed away in the accident. His mother and sister are in hospital.

Ethan was an adorable, well-respected and popular young man. This is devastating news for us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and friends. When we return after the Easter holidays we will come together as a community to share our sorrow and to reflect on Ethan's life and the memories he leaves with us.

– Mr John Allen


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