Family of boy, 15, killed in crash when car overturned ‘devastated and heartbroken’


The family of a teenager killed after a car overturned have said they are “totally devastated and heartbroken.”

William Kingham was killed in the smash in Knowle, West Midlands at around 9.30pm on Monday.

The Solihull 15-year-old was in a Renault Clio which flipped on its roof,

He was confirmed dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old girl from the same car was taken to hospital with injuries.

“William was a loving son and grandson and a caring and funny brother,” his family said in a statement.

“We are all totally devastated and heartbroken to have lost him so early in such cruel circumstances and will miss him dearly.”

The driver of a second car was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 19-year-old man has since been released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from West Midlands Police serious collision investigation unit, said: “The death of William has clearly had a massive impact on those who knew him and the wider community.

“I’m aware there are rumours circulating and I’m again asking for people not to speculate on the circumstances, it does not help our enquiries or families we’re supporting.

“Following our initial enquiries it’s currently unclear who was driving the Renault Clio when it flipped over, and we’re working hard to establish exactly what happened on Monday night.

“We understand there are a mixture of emotions from a range of people during this difficult time. But we need everyone to trust us to do our roles and get answers.

“No-one has currently been charged with any offences and we are keen to hear from anyone with any information to contact us directly.”