A 14-year-old boy who died at the scene of a tragic crash in Keighley has been named locally.

Police confirmed the teenager died after the crash on Tarn Lane, a rural road near Braithwaite known as the 'Yorkshire Bumps', at 2.19pm on Sunday, April 28.

Ellis Lockley was a passenger in the silver Vauxhall Corsa as it travelled in the direction of Black Hill Lane.

The driver of the vehicle - a 21 year old man - was taken to hospital for treatment and later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody at this time.  

Two other passengers in the car suffered minor injuries, police said. 

The death of young Ellis has sent shockwaves of grief throughout the Keighley area.

A memorial event in Ellis’ memory has been shared widely on social media. 

Those who wish to share in their loss are invited to Braithwaite Ring from 5.30pm on Friday, May 3.

The post reads: “Let’s turn the sky blue for Ellis. Bring your balloons, fireworks, bikes and quads, but most importantly bring yourself.”

Tributes to 'cheeky chap' Ellis Lockley

Tributes have been shared on social media and the Telegraph & Argus’ online Book of Condolence.

Kat wrote: "I feel lucky having known Ellis. He was a cheeky chap with whom you could have amazing conversations with. Sleep well x."

Harley Griffiths-Dembickjy said: "Forever 14 . E. L. Luv you man. Always in my heart. HGD x"

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Genna Sutcliffe said: "My thought and prays are with the family at this sad time forever 14 young man xx"

Kerrie Ann said: “The whole of Keighley has woken up heartbroken. Rest in paradise Ellis, everyone who knew you will miss seeing that cheeky grin of yours. My heart breaks for his mum, brother and little sisters.”

Louise Maher said: “Keighley has a very heavy heart right now, such a sad cruel world we live in. RIP YOUNG MAN FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.”

Tracey Shelton said: “So sad another innocent life taken before it's [barely] begun. Rest in paradise young man. May God give your family and friends the strength to somehow carry on. I'm so so sorry this has happened. I pray justice is done for you sweetie.”

Debs Higham said: “So so sad what a cruel world we're living in my heart goes out to all his family at this devastating time. RIP ELLIS FLY HIGH DARLING.”

In a message shared in the Book of Condolence, a commenter named Laura said: "Thoughts to your friends and family rip Ellis."

Suzanne Marie Horgan-Dean said: "R.I.P Ellis. Thoughts & prayers go out to his family."

Travis Cunningham said: "Rip Ellis."

Caleb Griffin said: "R.I.P ellis fly high #forever14 grew his wings too early he will be missed."

Angela Silverwood said: "So so sorry absolutely heartbreaking rip Ellis, love to the family at this horrific time."

Floral tributes made up of yellow, pink and orange Gerberas have been left at the scene by Ellis' grieving loved ones.

Debris could be seen along Tarn Lane, which was closed for most of Sunday and Monday.

Police statement

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Conroy of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said: “This is a tragic incident where a young boy has lost his life in a serious road traffic collision.  

“His family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area yesterday who saw the vehicle or collision of who may have dash cam footage to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or use the Live Chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat.

Members of the public should quote log 898 of Sunday, April 28, 2024.

Tarn Lane is known by many as the ‘Yorkshire Bumps’ due to the road's undulating nature.

It is not the first tragedy to have taken place along the country road.

In 2005, three men died in a 60mph crash. They were passengers in a car which flew ten metres through the air over one of the small hills in the road.

Following the trial, PC John Lawson, of Keighley Traffic, who headed up the investigation, said at the time: "There are no winners or losers in something like this. Three young people have lost their lives but nothing changes for the parents. It does not bring their sons back.

"There are more and more accidents with cars full of young men tragically losing their lives. Hopefully this may make people think twice."

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Share your tributes and memories hereI feel lucky having known Ellis. He was a cheeky chap with whom you could have amazing conversations with. Sleep well x

From Harley Griffiths-Dembickjy

Share your tributes and memories hereForever 14 . E. L Luv you man. Always in my heart. HGD x

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Share your tributes and memories hereMy thought and prays are with the family at this sad time forever 14 young man xx

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Share your tributes and memories hereThoughts to your friends and family rip ellis