10 year-old Samuel Crocker, was hit by a van on Saturday afternoon and later died of his injuries.
Cameron Trivett, from Crediton, has been charged with causing death by careless driving.
The family have issued the following tribute, saying their lives has been turned upside down:
A vigil has been held in Crediton for Samuel Crocker. The 10 year old was knocked down and killed on Threshers on Saturday. People were invited to light a candle for Samuel at the Holy Cross Church this afternoon.
A man has appeared in court accused of careless driving following the death of a ten-year-old boy from Devon. Samuel Crocker was knocked down on a road known as Threshers in Crediton on Saturday afternoon.
It's just a short distance from his school Landscore Primary and many pupils would have passed the flowers on their way to class this morning.
Staff at Landscore Primary are being open and honest with the children about what's happened to their friend and have given the children the chance to air their own grief on a message board and memorial tree. One friend wrote how Sam was the kindest person they'd ever met, how he would help everyone and how he made them laugh. The pupils are also being offered counselling should they need it.
A book of condolence has been opened at the school and at the town's parish church.
A vigil has been held at Holy Cross Church for the community to remember Samuel and light a candle for him.
Cameron Trivett a 24 year old man from Crediton, has been charged with causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and driving a vehicle that failed to stop after a road traffic collision.
A driver has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a 10 year-old boy was killed on Saturday afternoon
Samuel Crocker was taken to the Royal Exeter Hospital after being hit by a van. He later died of his injuries.
Cameron Trivett has been detained by police and will appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court on Monday 2nd March.
A 10 year old boy from Devon has died after a road traffic collision. The school boy collided with a van at Threshers Crediton yesterday lunchtime. Police say he died from his injuries.
A 24 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Tributes have been left at the scene including one from a school friend saying "We will miss you at school".
Two men have died following an accident on the main Exeter to Barnstaple road.
Their car is thought to have crashed into trees by the A377 at Lapford near Crediton at around midday.
The road remains closed for accident investigation work between Pope's Lane (Lapford) and the B3042 (Chulmleigh).
Two men have died after a crash involving a single vehicle near Lapford in Crediton.
It is understood their car left the road and went down the embankment at around midday today.
Police are working to identify the two men, and whilst scene investigation work continues the road remains closed from Rose Removals through to Lapford.
It is believe this closure will remain in place for the next few hours. Traffic is being diverted towards Winkleigh.
A fruit farm in Mid Devon is continuing to harvest raspberries and it's December.
It's the latest in the year they've ever done so at Stockley Pomeroy near Crediton. A mild autumn following an ideal summer has meant perfect growing conditions.
They're not ruling out being able to pick the fruit on Christmas Day.
The dream is over for X Factor finalist Barclay Beales from Bow near Crediton in Devon.
His boy band Stereo Kicks were voted off the ITV competition in the quarter finals, leaving only four acts remaining.
They fell foul of the public vote after the judges were split between the eight-strong band and 17-year-old Lauren Platt.
Simon Cowell had the critical vote to either save the group or force a deadlock and defer to the public vote.
He said: "The act that sang the best on the sing off was Lauren," voting to keep her in the competition.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini stood by her act, Lauren Platt but told the boy band they had talent and could still grow.
Louis Walsh also stood by his act, Stereo Kicks.
Mel B voted in favour of the boys too, apologising to Fernandez-Versini before she said she had to vote for Lauren Platt to leave.
Some members of the boy band wept as their X Factor stint came to an end but said they were thankful to have been on the show.
Speaking on the Xtra Factor afterwards, Simon Cowell told Louis Walsh his poor song choice was to blame. But Walsh insisted: "I did 100% the best I could and they know that. They'll tell you that later."
But Barclay Beales will still have a shot of the limelight - Stereo Kicks will be taking part in the X Factor Live Tour in 2015.
Barclay Beales from Bow near Credition in Devon is in the final five of the X Factor. His band, the eight-strong Stereo Kicks, were voted through without a hitch this weekend after performing Sir Elton John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me".
Judge Simon Cowell told the band, "You just did it, you did everything right, you look like a proper group."
You can find out how the guys are getting on here.