Hereford & Worcester

Mother and son killed in Lucton tractor crash named

A mother and son who died in a collision between their car and a tractor in a Herefordshire village have been identified.

Kate Ruth Boughton, 35, and Samuel Edward Boughton, 13, lived in Combe, Herefordshire.

Two younger boys - also injured in the crash - are still in Birmingham Children's Hospital. One is critical but stable and the other is stable.

The crash happened on the B4362 outside Lucton School, near Leominster.

Samuel, who was in the front passenger seat, died in the crash and his mother a short time after she was flown to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

'Caring nature'

Samuel went to John Beddoes School in Presteigne, Powys. His head teacher Glyn Richards said that everyone at the school was "totally devastated".

"Sam was a superb pupil... you couldn't ask for anyone nicer. He was just an all-round lovely boy.

"He went on a trip to France with students last year and one of our students was in a wheelchair, and Sam was just the kind of lad who looked after him.

"That sums up his nature, a very caring and bright young man.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with dad, and his brothers, and hope they make a recovery."

Insp Damian Sowrey, of West Mercia Police, has appealed to anyone who witnessed the tragedy to contact Hereford police station.

The family were travelling in a red Vauxhall Corsa towards Yarpole when it was in collision with a green and yellow John Deere tractor travelling in the opposite direction towards Mortimer's Cross.

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