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Boy, 7, who died in horror crash with BMW in Huddersfield named by police after man arrested
31 August 2023, 18:16
Police investigating a fatal crash in Huddersfield have named the young victim who died in the incident as seven-year-old Jack Rooke.
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Jack died in hospital a short while after he was struck by a BMW driver in a Huddersfield street.
The driver, who is in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving a short time after the incident.
A statement by West Yorkshire Police confirmed: "Police investigating Wednesday’s fatal road traffic collision on Longfield Avenue can now name the victim of the incident as seven-year-old Jack Rooke (pictured) from Golcar.
"Officers continue to support Jack’s parents and also continue to request their privacy is respected at what is clearly a dreadful time.
"Enquiries into the collision remain ongoing and the Major Collision and Enquiry Team continue to appeal for witnesses."
Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances of the crash.