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Tributes to driver killed in Kidderminster crash

By Jordan Reynolds | Kidderminster | News | Published:

The family of a man who died in a crash in Kidderminster has paid tribute to the "funny, happy and loving boy".

Kristian Richards

A red Mitsubishi Trojan pick-up truck was travelling along the A451 Stourport Road at about 11.40pm on September 10 when it is believed to have hit a wall and rolled onto its roof.

The driver – 27-year-old Kristian Richards – was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following his death, Kristian’s family released the statement saying: “My boy Kristian was taken from me and his sister Stacey.

“Kristian lived in the moment all his life until his tragic death. He loved massively and was loved by so many.

“Kristian had just become an uncle to his sister Stacey’s daughter Mila who was born on 8 September.

"He got to see a picture but never got to hold her as we planned to visit her in Germany.

“Kristian’s grandad passed away on Tuesday 10 September and Kristian was on his way to meet me at grandad’s to say goodbye but lost his own life on the way.

“Kristian’s own father died when he was nearly three and now he leaves his three girls, Lacey-Jo, 11, Millee, six, and Olivia, 29 months. He treasured time with his girls.

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“He worked hard, played hard, and was a funny, happy, and loving boy. He had so many friends and a lovely family that were there with him through thick and thin.

“Stacey and I want everyone to remember Kristian laughing, dancing, singing and acting the fool – enjoying and living life in the moment.

“Our lives won’t be the same again without his hugs to hold us or beautiful smile.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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