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12-year-old boy on his way to play ball with friends killed in horrific crash in memory of ‘happy’ schoolboy

TRIBUTES has been paid to a “happy” schoolboy who was killed in a horrific accident on his way to play football.

Ted Vines, 12, died after the Ford Galaxy he was traveling in collided with another vehicle near Bardney, Lincs, on Saturday.

Ted Vines died after the car he was riding in crashed on Saturday

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Ted Vines died after the car he was riding in crashed on SaturdayCredit: SWNS

He was on his way to Branston to play for Alford Under-12s at the time of the crash.

To pay tribute to the astute footballer, his family said he was “happy and brilliant” and a “special” boy.

In a statement, they said: “Ted is loved by everyone – he is happy, cheerful and brilliant and so many people love him.

“Everywhere he went, Ted made friends. He was a special part of the community for everyone.”

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Glen Thompson, head teacher at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Alford, where Ted was a student, said: “Of course this is a very sad time for the entire school community, above all in our minds. I’m with family at the moment.”

Officers were called to the crash at 9:48 a.m. Sunday, January 16, aboard a B1190 at Bardney.

Lincolnshire Police said the driver of a second vehicle, a Mercedes A220, was taken to hospital following the collision but the extent of his injuries is unknown.

The force has appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have forward dash cam footage.

His side also paid tribute to the youngster, saying: “Alford Town FC is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of one of their Under-12 Football Teams, Teddy Vines after a car accident on Sunday, January 16.

“We wish his father Paul, who is also a well-known and beloved figure at the club, all the best for his recovery from the injuries sustained in the accident.

“As a club, we are devastated by this tragedy as Teddy is a popular and beloved member of his team and the wider club.

“Players older and younger than Teddy all know him and share a lot of laughs with him.

“He always had a smile on his face and a giggle was never far away with Teddy.

“He will miss his teammates and all the players and parents at the club.

“Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to the family of those who have lost a bright light in their family.”

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