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.
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.
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.