Tributes to teenager after fatal crash

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Tributes have been paid to a schoolboy who died after a collision with a car while out riding 
his bike.

Sam Brown, 15, was described by his headteacher at Howden School as a “real character” and a “loyal and caring friend”.

The teenager was with another 15-year-old, who was also injured in the accident, on the B1230, on Thursday evening near the Rose and Crown pub near Eastrington. Sam was pronounced dead in hospital.

Counsellors were brought in to the school, where the news was broken to “stunned” pupils in assemblies.

Headteacher Garry Garghan said Sam had an aptitude for practical work and had completed a successful work experience at Howdens Joinery. He was “a very popular student with a wide circle of friends in Year 11 and throughout the school.” Coun Paul Robinson, who lives locally, said he was a “fun-loving, sunny character”.

The other boy suffered fractures and remains in hospital. A 67-year-old local woman, who was driving an Audi A4 was arrested and was in custody yesterday.