Parents pay tribute to ‘beautiful boy’ killed in crash on the way to school

Freddie Coleman, 15, sustained fatal injuries during the incident, in Stock Road, shortly after 8.20am on Friday, November 3.

In a statement, his parents Jason and Jo said: “Our beautiful boy Freddie, a much-loved son, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle sadly died on November 3 at 8.30am

“He was loved by everybody who knew him, our kind happy funny boy.

“Please respect our privacy during this dreadful time.”

A fundraiser has been set up to support the family of Freddie, who was a pupil at Mayflower High School.

It has since seen more than £28,000 raised in just over 48 hours.

Following the tragic news, flowers have been left at Mayflower High School in memory of the 15-year-old.

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A book of condolences has also been opened for anyone who wishes to leave a message.

A second teenage boy was taken to hospital as a result of the incident for treatment for serious injuries.

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. This means, the investigation is still active and progressing.

Essex Police is continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage of it to come forward.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

“Visit to find out more about our website reporting services.

“Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

“Please cite crime incident 218 of November 3.”