Mum's heartbreaking tribute to Corey and Casper, 6 and 2, who died in suspected hit-and-run in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

10th Aug, 2022

Mum's heartbreaking tribute to Corey and Casper, 6 and 2, who died in suspected hit-and-run in Coventry

Editorial Correspondent 23rd Feb, 2018 Updated: 23rd Feb, 2018

THE two young brothers who died in yesterday’s suspected hit-and-run incident in a Coventry road have been named as Corey and Casper Platt-May.

The boys’ mother Louise Platt-May described her sons, aged just six and two, saying: “Corey was an amazing boy. He never kept still, always had to be doing something and coming up with new ideas of things to do.

“He loved school more than any kid I know. His favourite subject was maths. But his main passion in life was his football. He has been playing for a local team since he was 4 but since the day he could hold a ball he was never without one. He will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

“Casper was a cheeky little boy, always getting into trouble and driving his brothers crazy. But he was so loving and caring and constantly told his family how much he loved them. He loved walking everywhere with his wellies and splashing in the puddles. His smile could light up any room and he will be so so missed by all who knew him.”

Coventry Cathedral has opened a book of condolences.

It tweeted today: “In light of yesterday’s tragic news we have opened a book of condolence for all of those impacted. You are welcome to pause and pray, and to light a candle should you wish.”

Police are continuing to investigate how the two young brothers died.

The boys were with their mum on MacDonald Road in Stoke around 2pm when they were struck by a black Ford Focus.

Both boys had been taken to hospital with severe injuries. Their mother was unhurt.

The car was found a short distance away and a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and death by dangerous driving. They remain in police custody today and will be questioned today.

The road remained closed for several hours while emergency services were at the scene and investigations were carried out into the circumstances of the crash.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us. If there is anyone who has not yet contacted us, they should call 101.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

“This collision has had a profound effect on the community in Stoke and I would ask people not to speculate on what happened which may cause further distress to the family. They need our combined support to help them through this dreadful time.”

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