Family pay tribute to young man killed in collision
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The family of a young man who died following a serious collision in Colchester have described him as “truly amazing” and “irreplaceable”.
Roads Policing officers are investigating after we were notified at 5.10am on Sunday 18 September of an injured person at B1027 near Keelars Lane, Elmstead.
A young man was taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition where he, sadly, died on 20 September.
We are now able to name him as 18-year-old Chayse West, 18, of Arlesford.
Speaking about their son, Chayse’s parents found it hard to put into words their loss but wanted to explain to the world just “how truly amazing Chayse is”.
Chayse’s parents went on to say that they’re “so proud of the man that he has become” and remembered fondly their “cheeky chappy”. They recalled Chayse as “the most beautiful cheek boned and eye lashed boy ever”. A handsome man, always well groomed.
“Chayse loved his brothers, idolised his mum and dad and would do anything for the rest of his family,” his parents proudly pointed out.
Caiden, Chayse’s younger brother, added: “Chayse was the best big brother anyone could ever ask for. He always made sure I had what I needed and I’ll be forever grateful for that.”
Caiden looked up to his big brother, citing how “he was an extremely funny and kind man who was loved by everyone.”
Chayse was described as “the life and soul of the party”.
Speaking about his passions, mum and dad spoke of how Chayse loved his football, his food and “making everyone around him feel like they meant the world.”
The family are united in saying “no one could ever replace him” adding “we are truly blessed to have loved you and be loved by you.
Sergeant Alex Black, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:
“We continue our enquiries and are working hard to establish the circumstances around the incident.
"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with it. But I still need anyone who saw anything or has any footage of the incident, or the moments leading up to it, to come forward.”
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Man arrested in connection
A 37-year-old man from St Osyth was arrested on Monday 19 September on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, and failing to report a collision.