Victim named by family and murder investigation launched after fatal Rotherham car crash

Mackenzie Ball has been named by his family as the man who died in the crash. Credit: Family photo

The 20-year-old victim of a fatal crash on Sunday has been named by his family as Mackenzie Ball, known as 'Mac'.

Police have launched a murder investigation in to the incident.

Mr Ball was a passenger in a Land Rover that was involved in a collision with a Subaru Forester on Morthen Road in Wickersley, Rotherham, at around 4pm on 2 June.

Both cars left the road, and he died at the scene.

The driver and three passengers in the Subaru fled the scene on foot.

Mr Ball's family released the following tribute: “Our family are absolutely devastated at the loss of our son Mac. He has been taken from us too soon.

"If anyone has any information about the incident, we ask that they contact the police.

"We ask that we may be given some privacy in which to grieve at this time.”

South Yorkshire Police has arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He is on bail as investigations continue.

Det Insp Matt Bolger said: "We have now declared our investigation into this man’s death a murder investigation.

"This is in the early stages and our team of detectives are working hard with extensive enquiries to piece together the circumstances of what happened on Sunday afternoon."

He urged people not to speculate about what had happened and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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