Tributes to 'sweet, loving boy', 9, killed in 4x4 crash at adventure course

Jake Allen was killed when a 4x4 he was in overturned on an adventure course. (SWNS)
Jake Allen was killed when a 4x4 he was in overturned on an adventure course. (SWNS)

The family of a nine-year-old who was killed when a 4x4 he was in overturned on a farm have paid tribute to their “sweet and loving boy”.

Jake Allen died in the crash at Coney Green Farm 4x4 Offroad Site in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, on Saturday afternoon.

He was a passenger in the vehicle when it flipped over, while a girl who was also in the vehicle was hurt and taken to hospital, but her injuries were not life-threatening.

Another child and two adults who were in the car when it crashed at the off-road vehicle site at about 4.45pm were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Jake’s family said they were “completely devastated by the loss of our Jakey”.

Jake Allen died in the crash at Coney Green Farm 4X4 Offroad Site. (SWNS)
Jake Allen died in the crash at Coney Green Farm 4X4 Offroad Site. (SWNS)

They said: “He was such a kind, respectful and loving little boy.

“When wasn’t making videos with his sister, Lilli-Louise, he was always offering to help out around the house.

“He could seem serious and quiet at first, but then he would break out into the most beautiful smile, and with those close to him he was warm and chatty.”

The family said Jake loved “everything to do with animals”, especially his dog, Bobby, and “would often come out with random facts about birds or plants”.

Another child and two adults were in the car when it crashed at the off-road vehicle site at about 4.45pm on Saturday. (SWNS)
Another child and two adults were in the car when it crashed at the off-road vehicle site at about 4.45pm on Saturday. (SWNS)

They added: “Lilli-Louise called him her ‘little teddy bear’ and said he was the 'bestest little brother and he was fantastic at swimming and was always compared to a fish.’

“Lilli-Louise, along with the whole family, loves and misses him so very much.”

Locals described seeing an air ambulance land in a nearby field following the incident on Saturday.

A worker at Midwest Moto, a motorbike dealership nearby, said: “I know there is a lot of off-roading that goes on at the field.

“It is a terrible situation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help, is urged to contact West Mercia Police online, or by calling 1010, and quoting reference 406 of 24 September.