Tributes to 'loving boyfriend' killed in Stourbridge Road crash aged 20

The family of a driver killed in a crash have paid tribute to a "funny, energetic and caring" young man.

Owen Bate was aged 20 when he died
Owen Bate was aged 20 when he died

Owen Bate, aged 20, died when the black Vauxhall Corsa he was driving crashed on the main road between Kidderminster and Stourbridge.

The car left the carriageway of the A451 Stourbridge Road in Ismere, at around midnight on September 11, with no other cars involved.

Mr Bate, from Kidderminster, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have now released a tribute, saying their “son, brother, grandson and loving boyfriend was always on the go and had a real love of motorbikes and cars."

It continued: "He always had time for everybody he met. There was nobody quite like Owen. His beautiful character touched us all.

"He was taken from us too quickly and has left a huge hole that can never be replaced."

Officers from West Mercia Police are continuing to appeal about the circumstances around Mr Bate's death.

People who may have seen the car being driven in the area or anyone who may have captured the car on dash cam have been called on to contact the force.

Anyone with any information is asked to visit the police website quoting reference 842i of September 11.

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