Boy, 12, dies in hospital after being hit by car in Crawley

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A 12-year-old boy, named locally as Tyler Wills, has died after being hit by a car in Crawley.

It happened along Crawley Avenue between Ifield Community College and Ifield Roundabout at around 2.45pm on Friday afternoon (25 November).

Police and paramedics were called to a collision between a car and a pedestrian. The boy was taken to hospital, where he was sadly pronounced dead.

His family have issued the following tribute:

“Our beautiful boy Tyler – he was the most caring, loving, kind boy.

“He has made his family so proud; he will be loved and missed forever. Our beautiful boy, I hope you’re up high kicking that ball.“We love you more than words will ever say.

“Mummy loves you.”

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A spokesperson said: "Nobody has been arrested, but enquiries are ongoing to find out exactly what happened."

Police would like to speak to anybody who witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it, or anybody with relevant dashcam footage.

People are urged to contact Sussex police by emailing, quoting serial 750 of 25/11.