A 14-YEAR-OLD boy who died in a crash in Keighley was “loved by everyone who knew him", his family said.

Ellis Lockley was injured in the collision on Tarn Lane, a rural road near Braithwaite known as the 'Yorkshire Bumps', on Sunday, April 28.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 2.19pm. 

Paying tribute to Ellis, his family said: “We as a family are totally devastated at the loss of our beautiful boy Ellis, he has left such a massive hole in our hearts.    

“We have received so much love and support from the community, he is so loved by everyone who knew him.  

“Whilst we appreciate people will want to pay tribute to our little joy Ellis, we hope that they do this with respect.”

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Ellis, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene of the crash. 

Two other passengers in the car suffered minor injuries.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries. 

Detective Inspector Paul Conroy of the Major Collision Enquiry Team said: “Specially trained officers are continuing to support Ellis’ family at this tragic time.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Teenager Ellis Lockley died after the crash on Tarn Lane, a rural road near Braithwaite, at 2.19pm

“We are keen to trace anyone who was travelling along Tarn Lane, near the junction of Black Hill Lane and Green Sykes Road, who may have seen a silver Vauxhall Corsa driving in the area.

“In particular we are keen to trace the drivers of an Audi and a Yaris who were in the area between 1.30pm and 2.20pm.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or use the Live Chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat quoting log 898 of April 28.

Ellis 'brightened up any room that he walked into'

It comes after the community set up a dedicated fundraising page.

Almost £2,000 was raised in just over 24 hours to help Ellis' family navigate through their grief.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Police at the scene of a fatal crash near Keighley

The Just Giving page says the "whole of Keighley are absolutely heartbroken" for Ellis' loved ones.

It adds: "Ellis was a character, a funny, caring, charismatic kid who brightened up any room that he walked into. Taken far too soon and dearly missed, anyone who knew him was better for it."

The JustGiving page goes on to say that there are "no words that will fill the hole that's been left behind" but says people can help by coming together to take away some of the pressure for the family. 

 A memorial event in Ellis’ memory has also 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.

There has been an outpouring of love across the Keighley area following the tragedy.

Louise Kinley said: “Fly high Ellis. Braithwaite will not be the same without you.”

Rachel Leanne said: “Rest in peace Ellis thoughts with his family, we're all heartbroken.”

Andrea Shand said: “Fly high little man!! You will be truly missed around the estate.”

Gemma Walker said: “R.i.p Ellis (elvis) what a lovely young man I’m glad to have known you sending my condolences to your family.”

Lorraine Hockey said: “Rip Ellis you was such a cute kid who was growing into a handsome young man, forever 14, forever in our hearts. This news [h]as shattered our community."

Gemma Mcdade said: “Rest in perfect paradise Ellis. Forever 14.”

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

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.