Derbyshire teen died in crash after visiting mum on Mother's Day

The family of a Derbyshire teenager who died in a motorway crash have told of their grief and paid tribute to him.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 2:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 2:59 pm

RAF serviceman Harvey Blount, 18, of Derby, was killed as he was travelling back to his base in Cardiff after visiting his mum on Mother's Day.

The Audi A3 he was in left the M42 motorway in Worcestershire and hit a sign before continuing down an embankment.

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Harvey Blount. Pictures issued by West Mercia Police.
Harvey Blount. Pictures issued by West Mercia Police.

Harvey sadly died at the scene.

The driver and a passenger escaped without serious injuries.

In a statement, Harvey’s family said they were ‘crestfallen and beside ourselves with grief’.

They said: “Sadly, he was involved in a car accident returning to his RAF base after visiting his mum for Mother’s Day.

Tributes have been paid to the RAF serviceman.

“We were so proud of him and he always saw the good in everyone.

“He took on life with ease and made the most challenging things seem like nothing.

“We will miss him forever and the pain will never go away.”

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