TRIBUTES have been paid to a 15-year-old boy killed on the way to school after a car ploughed into him in a horror crash.
Freddie Coleman was walking to school in Stock, Essex, when the tragedy unfolded on Friday morning.
A second teen boy was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
Freddie's devastated parents Jason and Jo have now paid tribute to the schoolboy.
They said: "Our beautiful boy Freddie, a much-loved son, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle sadly died on 3 November at 8.30am
“He was loved by everybody who knew him, our kind happy funny boy.
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“Please respect our privacy during this dreadful time.”
Police were scrambled to the scene after the vehicle "collided" with the two boys at around 8.20am.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
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Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101 quoting crime incident 218 of 3 November.
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