Devon

Crediton crash: Man charged after Samuel Crocker, 10, killed

Samuel Crocker Image copyright Devon & Cornwall Police
Image caption Samuel Crocker was described as "generous and kind"

A man has been charged with causing the death by careless or inconsiderate driving of a 10-year-old boy who was knocked down.

Cameron Trivett, 24, of Mill Street, Crediton, is also accused of failing to stop after a road traffic collision.

Samuel Crocker, from Crediton, Devon died in hospital on Saturday after he was hit by a white van in the town on a road known as Threshers.

Mr Trivett is due to appear at Exeter Magistrates' Court later.

Police said Samuel was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital at 13:30 GMT but later died from his injuries.

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Image caption A man has been arrested following the death of a 10-year-old boy hit by a van on Threshers in Crediton

Police are appealing for any witnesses to get in touch on 101.

No other vehicles were involved, according to police.

The road remained closed throughout Saturday afternoon as officers from the serious collision unit investigated the scene.

Gary Read, head teacher at Landscore Primary School where Samuel was a pupil, described him as "a truly decent young boy".

The school said pupils would be offered counselling.

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