'Beautiful inside and out': Schoolboy, 12, who died in Coventry crash named as Keaton Slater

Keaton has been described as "beautiful inside and out". Credit: West Midlands Police

A boy who died in a crash in Coventry has been named as 12-year-old Keaton Slater.

Keaton died after being hit by a car which failed to stop on Radford Road on Friday at approximately 4:30pm (14 June).

Investigations are continuing to trace the driver of the black BMW involved in the incident.

The car was found abandoned on Friday evening in New Arley and is now being forensically examined.

Police have released a photograph of 21-year-old Dolars Aleksanders who is wanted on suspicion of death by dangerous driving.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact West Midlands Police.

Dolars Aleksanders is wanted on suspicion of death by dangerous driving. Credit: West Midlands Police

One person who handed themselves in to officers at a police station yesterday evening has been released under investigation.

Officers are retrieving and reviewing CCTV from around the area and have spoken with a number of witnesses as enquiries continue.

Keaton's family have paid tribute to their "baby and little brother", adding:

"We all will miss our fun-loving little comedian, he just wanted to make everyone laugh and smile.

"He was so beautiful inside and outside. Life can be so horrible."

Flowers and tributes have been placed near the scene where Keaton died. Credit: BPM Media

A Just Giving page for Keaton's family has raised more than £35,000.

Sgt Rich Evans from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "A family has lost a 12-year-old boy in an appalling incident and our thoughts remain with them.

"We are offering them support at this most dreadful of times, and we're keeping them informed as our work to trace those responsible goes on.

"We'd like to thank all those people who have already contacted us with information and our enquiries are progressing.

"But we'd again appeal for those involved, or anyone who knows them, to search their consciences, do the right thing, and tell us what you know."

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