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Tributes pour in for teenager who died in car crash at West Coker
6:18pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
TRIBUTES have been paid to a 17-year-old man who died in a road traffic collision at West Coker this morning (August 25).
Callum David Denman, from Somerset, was a passenger in the car which was travelling on Camp Road towards the A30.
The silver Peugeot left the road at 2.45am and mounted a wall and hedge before colliding with a tree and coming to a stop in a nearby field.
The driver, who is also 17-years-old, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition.
Firefighters from Yeovil attended the incident and cut both teenagers free from the car but Callum was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.
Callum’s family said: "He was much loved by everyone and will never be forgotten."
Close friends also paid tribute to the popular teenager on social networking site Twitter.
Matt Lawrence wrote: “Can't believe one of my best friends is gone. No one ever said a bad word about you. You will be massively missed RIP mate love you.”
Jordan Dent wrote: “Can't believe it. A close friend of mine through all my younger years, a great lad to be with. Lost for words, RIP Callum 'dave' Denman.”
Calum Loveday wrote: “I already miss you so so much Callum Denman. You made me smile and laugh. Why does this happen? You'll always be with me in my heart LOVEYOU
Westland Sports Football Club, based in Yeovil, also wrote: “Our thoughts are with the Denman family at this time. Callum will always be part of the WSFC family.”
The road was closed for around four hours while emergency services dealt with the incident.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision. Anyone with information should contact 101.
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