Eight-year-old boy named following fatal M6 crash

Dev Naran Credit: West Midlands Police

An eight-year-old boy who died following a crash on the M6 has been named as Dev Naran, from Leicester.

It happened between junctions 6 and 5 southbound at around 7:30pm on Thursday.

He excelled at school and wanted to become a doctor. He looked after his brother Neel, who suffered brain damage at birth. He was a big sports fan and loved Leicester City. Dev was the most perfect son in every way.

Family statement

Emergency services were alerted to the crash between a lorry and a red Toyota Yaris car, which is believed to have stopped on the hard shoulder.

At the time of the crash the lane was a running lane as part of the smart motorway scheme.

A man and a woman who were in the car were taken to hospital with serious injuries. They both remain in a stable condition.

Our thoughts are with Dev’s family who have asked for privacy at this very difficult time.

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, West Midlands Police

A 62-year-old lorry driver from Hampshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released pending further investigation.