Devon

Crediton crash: Man in court 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 appeared in court charged with causing the death of a 10-year-old boy by driving without due care and attention.

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

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

Mr Trivett was bailed by Exeter magistrates to appear at Exeter Crown Court on 27 March.

Police said Samuel was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital at 13:30 GMT after the incident on a road called Threshers, but died later 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
Image caption Head teacher Gary Read has been offering pupils counselling
Image caption Samuel Crocker was "honest, attentive, generous, loyal and kind" said his head teacher
Image caption Flowers and tributes have been left at the scene of the collision

Gary Read, head teacher at Landscore Primary School where Samuel was a pupil, described him as "honest, attentive, generous, loyal and kind" and "a truly decent young boy".

He said: "He was a really nice boy from a lovely family. It's terribly sad."

The school is offering counselling to pupils.

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