Parents pay tribute to 'happy go lucky' son, 8, killed in crash while riding scooter on quiet Wiltshire road

14 April 2024, 20:02 | Updated: 14 April 2024, 22:44

Lennix died after being hit by a car on Saturday
Lennix died after being hit by a car on Saturday. Picture: Wiltshire Police

By Kit Heren

The parents of an eight-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car in Wiltshire have paid tribute to their son.

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Lennix Sutcliffe died after the collision in Woodland View in the village of Dilton Marsh at around 4:30pm on Saturday.

He was playing on a low down scooter when a driver pulled into the driveway.

His parents, Jackie and Chris said: "Our Lennix was always playing, a happy go lucky child who was loved by everyone and who loved everyone. He simply loved life and was the light of our small village. He loved Pokémon and his favourite character was Charizard.

"He was playing today, just playing, taking every ounce of enjoyment that life offered. We as a family are now coming together to support one another.

"We ask our community to provide us both time and space in the days, weeks and months ahead of us."

Lennix. Picture: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Air Ambulance services attended the scene but despite their best efforts Lennix died at the scene. A man in his 30s was interviewed.

Police said in a statement: “His next of kin are aware and our thoughts are with them at this extremely difficult time.

“A man in his 30s is being interviewed, as is usual in these circumstances.”

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Paying tribute on social media, one wrote: “This is so very very sad. Sending my thoughts to his family at this most unimaginably awful time.”

Another said: “What an sad news... fly high little man.. sending hug and love to his family and friends at this sad occasion [sic].”

Witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have dash cam have been asked to contact the serious collision investigation team on 01225 694597 quoting log number 218 of yesterday's date (13/04).