Tributes paid to East Lancs teen killed in car crash

Blackburn Citizen: The victim, who has been named locally as 18-year-old Callum Brown, died when the car he was a passenger in smashed into a bus shelter The victim, who has been named locally as 18-year-old Callum Brown, died when the car he was a passenger in smashed into a bus shelter

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘top lad’ who was killed in a car crash.

The victim, who has been named locally as 18-year-old Callum Brown, died when the car he was a passenger in smashed into a bus shelter and a tree in Burnley Road, in Todmorden, yesterday morning.

Callum, a student at Calderdale College, was described on social networking sites by friends as ‘the brightest star in the sky’, who would be sadly missed by all.

The crash happened around 3.55am when the grey Peugeot he travelling from Todmorden towards Burnley lost control.

The 17-year-old driver, who has not been named, was taken to the Royal Huddersfield Hospital with chest injuries. His condition was described as ‘stable’ yesterday.

Burnley Road was shut for around five hours while investigation work was carried out.

Callum’s friends took to Facebook and Twitter to post tributes to him.

Nathan Hughes said: “Never know when people are coming or going. We weren't the best of pals when we finished high school, but we were really close throughout school and I truly am gutted.

“You were a top lad and will never be forgotten man. R.I.P Callum Brown.”

Olivia Rose wrote: “Devastating news, sending all my love to friends and families involved.

“You’ll be missed greatly by everyone that had the pleasure to know you, brightest star in the sky tonight.

“Peace out Callum Brown, see you on the other side mate xxxx.”

And Eleanor Sanderson posted: “Going to miss you Callum. You were always there for me.

“Only other day we were on the bus having a laugh and talking about going out.

You was such a close mate, I can’t believe it. You was an amazing funny boy. Love you always Callum Brown xxxx.”

Chris Jones, principal at Calderdale College, also paid trubute.

He said: “Staff and students are shocked and saddened by the news of Callum tragically passing and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Sgt Ady Newman said: "I would appeal for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.”

Anybody with information should call West Yorkshire Police on 101.

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2:17pm Sat 5 Apr 14

bluewindow says...

Rip young man. Again a young driver killing somebody else. Need tougher penalties longer jail terms. I know it's Not what kind of car he was driving but you should be restricted to nothing more the 1.2 for first 2/3 years of driving.
Rip young man. Again a young driver killing somebody else. Need tougher penalties longer jail terms. I know it's Not what kind of car he was driving but you should be restricted to nothing more the 1.2 for first 2/3 years of driving. bluewindow
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6:22pm Sat 5 Apr 14

pete08 says...

bluewindow wrote:
Rip young man. Again a young driver killing somebody else. Need tougher penalties longer jail terms. I know it's Not what kind of car he was driving but you should be restricted to nothing more the 1.2 for first 2/3 years of driving.
Do you k
And Tony Wales know something this rest of us don't? Thoughts are with the young lads family. Whilst tougher sentences sound great, how will action after icidents prevent them??
[quote][p][bold]bluewindow[/bold] wrote: Rip young man. Again a young driver killing somebody else. Need tougher penalties longer jail terms. I know it's Not what kind of car he was driving but you should be restricted to nothing more the 1.2 for first 2/3 years of driving.[/p][/quote]Do you k And Tony Wales know something this rest of us don't? Thoughts are with the young lads family. Whilst tougher sentences sound great, how will action after icidents prevent them?? pete08
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9:53pm Sun 6 Apr 14

M Foster says...

Very sad to learn of this. Such a waste. Went past the scene today and saw the flowers. No words to his loved ones seem adequate at present but people, even strangers, will share your pain. RIP.
Very sad to learn of this. Such a waste. Went past the scene today and saw the flowers. No words to his loved ones seem adequate at present but people, even strangers, will share your pain. RIP. M Foster
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5:39pm Mon 7 Apr 14

boynesider says...

another terrible waste of a young life.so sad for his family.

on another note isn't Todmorden in Yorkshire? not East Lancs no indicatiton in the story where Callum was from?
another terrible waste of a young life.so sad for his family. on another note isn't Todmorden in Yorkshire? not East Lancs no indicatiton in the story where Callum was from? boynesider
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