Grieving mother's tribute to son killed in Hinckley head-on crash
A grieving mother has paid a touching tribute to her son who was one of two men killed in a car crash.
Kay Edwards said she would always be proud of 20-year-old Daryl, who died after his car was in a head-on collision in Hinckley on Friday night.
Ms Edwards posted a message to Daryl, of Earl Shilton, on Facebook saying: "I'm missing you sooo much already. I know I will never get another cuddle from you.
"I was always so proud of you even though sometimes you tore at my heart strings, but nothing like you are doing now. Love you xxxx."
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Daryl's friend Christopher Paul Freeman, 20, of Birmingham, was also killed in the incident, on the B4698 Leicester Road. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Yesterday, friends and relatives had laid more than 30 bouquets at a 50mph road sign next to the crash site.
A red balloon and an England flag had been tied to the signpost, with a toy car, hand-written cards and a single, unopened bottle of beer.
A teddy bear tied to the signpost had a card which read: "RIP sweetheart Daryl. "I look up to the stars because I know you are somewhere smiling back. Love you so much, from Alex."
A card on a bouquet from Mr Freeman's mother spoke of her pride.
The card read: "My little boy Chris. Can't believe you have been taken from us!
"We will all do you proud. Goodnight. Sweet dreams. Love Mom and Andy."
Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages of support for both families.
Friends posted messages on Ms Edwards's Facebook site.
Mel Webb said: "I can't imagine Kay what you are going through."
Becky Cox posted: "So sorry to hear. Our thoughts are with you."
Kirbie McNamara wrote on Twitter: "Losing a best friend is something I never imagined would happen to me and the pain is indescribable. I love you Daryl Edwards. Always."
Officers from the police serious collision investigation unit said the incident happened at 9.55pm in Leicester Road, near the entrance to Hinckley Rugby Club.
Daryl was driving his red Honda Civic when it was in collision with a black Kia Picanto.
A 47-year-old woman who was driving the Kia sustained serious leg injuries.
She was receiving treatment in Leicester Royal Infirmary yesterday.
Detective Constable Adrian Keeble, who is investigating the incident, said: "The red Honda was travelling towards Hinckley and the black Kia was travelling in the opposite direction.
"I would like to speak to any who was travelling in the area at the time and saw either of the vehicles in the moments leading up to the collision.
"I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet contacted the police."
Contact Det Con Keeble on 101.