Papplewick car crash victim's family pay tribute to him

Kyle Dooley
Image caption Kyle's family say they are overwhelmed by the support they have received following his death

The family of a teenager who died in a car crash in Nottinghamshire have paid tribute to him.

Kyle Dooley, 18, of Top Valley, died after a Vauxhall Vectra left the B6011 and collided with hay bales near Papplewick last Monday night.

His parents, Jock and Zoe, have described their son as a "popular, happy and outgoing lad".

The crash has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

Nottinghamshire Police made a mandatory referral to the IPCC because a police car had been in the vicinity at the time.

'Overwhelmed by support'

In a statement, Kyle's family said: "We are devastated, numb and overcome with grief.

"We are so shocked that we have lost Kyle. He was such a happy and outgoing lad who enjoyed socialising with his friends.

"He was popular with his many friends in the Bestwood area and we know he would have been amazed at all the flowers, cards and tributes left to him.

"We are overwhelmed by the support we have received from everyone who knew Kyle and want to thank all the people who have helped us to get through the last few days."

The 19-year-old driver of the car remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Nottinghamshire Police have made an appeal for witnesses.

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