The family of a teenage boy who passed away after his vehicle came off the carriageway in Worsthorne, Lancashire UK have paid a loving tribute to their “beautiful, kind and lovely” boy.

The Lancashire Constabulary officers were called to a collision at Extwistle road at 12.41a.m Saturday, March 30 following reports that a Polaris Ranger farmbike had left the carriageway and crashed in a field nearby.

The 16-year old driver, Hector Eccles sadly passed away from his injuries sustained during the accident. A 17-year old boy who was a passenger in the accident received injuries, but they were deemed “non-life threatening”.

In a tribute to their son, Hector’s family wrote:

“We would like to thank everyone for the kind words and sympathy over the last few days. He was always happiest on the farm, at Gisburn Auction or with his friends and colleagues in Pendle Young Farmers.”

Sgt. Martin Wilcock, from the Lancashire Road Policing Unit, said “this collision has resulted in a teenager losing his life and my thoughts remain with Hector’s loved ones at this difficult time.

“Having carried out extensive work to establish the circumstances of what led to the collision, we are satisfied that this is no longer a criminal investigation and we are now carrying out enquiries on behalf of the Coroner.”

Sgt. Wilcock asked for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam covering the area around that time to contact the police immediately.

He also reminded the public that a family is grieving after the loss of a family member and he is asking the public, particularly those on social media, not to engage in any “unhelpful, unnecessary and hurtful” speculation.