Norfolk

Funeral held for Kyle Warren Pulham Market crash victim

Crowds gathered in front of lorry convoy
Image caption The coffin of Kyle Warren was brought to the church in Harleston by one of his father's lorries

Hundreds of people have gathered for the first of three funerals for teenagers killed in a car crash.

Kyle Warren, 17, died with his friends Billy Hines, 16, and Dominic O'Neill, 18, when their car crashed and caught fire in Pulham Market, Norfolk.

The coffin was carried on his father's lorry to St John the Baptist Church, in his home town of Harleston.

An inquest heard how the teenagers died of multiple injuries after their Ford Ka ploughed into trees on 5 April.

The coffin arrived on the lorry from his father Daniel Warren's haulage firm, where Kyle used to help prepare for truck shows when he was a child.

The vehicle travelled in a convoy of lorries for the service.

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Image caption Billy Hines (left), Kyle Warren (centre) and Dominic O'Neill (right) were killed in the crash
Image caption Kyle Warren's family has said he was "outgoing and loved in return by all"
Image caption Hundreds of people gathered outside the church in Harleston for the funeral

Mr Warren, who worked as a farmhand and attended Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston, had been a "passionate" banger racer and won a string of trophies.

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In a tribute released after his death, Kyle's family remembered a "very cheeky chappy, who always had a wonderful smile on his face", and was "outgoing and loved in return by all".

A total of more than £6,000 has been raised online for the funerals of Billy Hines on 27 April at Wortham church and Dominic O'Neill at Pulham Market church on 2 May.

The trio died at the scene after their car crashed on Tivetshall Road late at night as they travelled towards Pulham Market.

Hundreds of people gathered at a nearby airfield two days later to remember them and release Chinese lanterns.

The inquest has been adjourned until July.

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