Dylan Price: Nearly £10,000 raised for family of 'hit-and-run' victim

'I just feel broken, just numb and broken', Dylan Price's mum says she feels empty following her son's death

The family of a 17-year-old who died in a suspected hit-and-run have told ITV News Central they remain "absolutely devastated" and want closure.

Dylan Price's mother said she felt "broken, just numb and broken, empty almost."

His father added: "It's a massive loss, it will never obviously be replaced or get better in a way. It's a job to know what to do and where to go really but we, as a family, are putting together strongly."

His mother also recalls their fondest memories of the teenager and the relationship between Dylan and his niece, saying: "His little niece who is five - he absolutely adored her and she adored him and the bond they had."

"She is keeping us going, she is absolutely amazing, she's putting a smile on our faces and we're just putting a brave face on in front of her."

Mr Price's body was found on Brampton Road between Lydbury North and Bishop's Castle in south Shropshire, just after 2am on Sunday September 19. He died just a day before his 18th birthday.

It's believed he was killed in a hit and run and his parents are desperate for answers.

'All he wanted to do is make people happy', Dylan's mum says

Price's mother also paid tribute to her son saying: "His big cheeky smile, he always had a twinkle in his eye. Like when we talk about him, we smile.

"He hated people being sad, he would be mortified to see all his friends really sad, and us because all he wanted to do is make people happy - he really did."

Friends and his coach paid tribute to Dylan, saying he will forever be a part of the local rugby club and will never be forgotten.

'His cheeky smile will never be forgotten at any rugby club in the Bishop's Castle community. Rest in peace,' Tom Gee, Coach at Bishop's Castle Rugby Club says

West Mercia Police, who are still investigating Dylan's death, said: "While the cause of death has yet to be fully established, the young man is believed to have been struck by a vehicle while he was walking along the road, causing him to suffer fatal injuries."

The force added: "Our enquiries are continuing and we're particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him walking along Brampton Road.

"We would also like to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage or who may have witnessed any vehicles or people in the area acting suspiciously during this time."

An online fundraising page that was set up to support Dylan's family has already raised nearly £10,000.