Family of child killed by car release picture of 'beautiful boy' in heartfelt tribute

Tyler Wills was hit by a car and died in Crawley on Friday <i>(Image: Sussex Police)</i>
Tyler Wills was hit by a car and died in Crawley on Friday (Image: Sussex Police)

The family of a child who died after being hit by a car have released another picture of their “beautiful boy” in a heartfelt tribute.

Twelve-year-old Tyler Wills, of Arnfield Close in Crawley, was said to have been on his way home when he was hit by the car in Crawley Avenue, Crawley, at around 2.45pm on Friday.

He was taken to hospital by the ambulance service where he died.

His family released a statement this afternoon.

It read: “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 for ever. Our beautiful boy, I hope you’re up high kicking that ball.

“We love you more than words will ever say.

“Mummy loves you.”

The Argus: Tributes near the crash scene in Crawley Avenue
The Argus: Tributes near the crash scene in Crawley Avenue

Tributes near the crash scene in Crawley Avenue (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

Flowers, tributes and a picture of Tyler have been laid near the crash scene and candles and teddy bears have been placed on railings nearby.

A fundraiser has also been set up to give him “the best send off and one he deserves”.

It has already reached £9,000 which will pay for funeral costs and a gravestone.

The Argus: Tyler attended Ifield Community College
The Argus: Tyler attended Ifield Community College

Tyler attended Ifield Community College (Image: Sussex Police)

Tyler, who attended Ifield Community College, was crossing the road near a flooded underpass.

Workmen were at the underpass draining it this morning.

Sussex Police said no arrests have been made and the driver stopped at the scene after the crash.

For more information on the fundraiser, click here.