Tributes to boy, four, killed in horror crash with his mum and her pal

Pictured: Boy, four, his mother and her friend who died in horrific car crash as ‘completely devastated’ family pays tribute

  • Keegan Fettis, his mother Gemma Hobbins, 32, and her pal Cody Smith, all died
  • They were travelling on a country road in Worcestershire when they crashed 

A four-year-old boy killed with his mother and her friend in a horror car crash has today been named, as his ‘completely devastated’ family paid tribute.

Keegan Fettis, his mother Gemma Hobbins, 32, and her pal Cody Smith, 28, died instantly in the smash on the evening of May 10.

They were in a blue Ford Focus travelling towards Kidderminster, Worcestershire, at 10.15pm when they collided with a black Audi A7 coming the other way.

A silver Volkswagen Golf and a black Vauxhall Vectra, which have been recovered by police, are also believed to have been involved in the fatal crash.

Police today said Keegan and Gemma’s heartbroken loved ones were ‘struggling to find any words to express their grief’ as Cody’s grieving family hailed her the ‘life of the party’.

Keegan Fettis, four, died alongside his mother Gemma Hobbins, 32, and her pal Cody Smith, 28

Tributes have since been paid by Gemma and Keegan's loved ones. Pictured is Gemma

The heartbroken family of Cody Smith (pictured) hailed the 28-year-old as the 'life of the party'

The tragedy took place outside the Duke William Pub in Callow Hill on the A456, a quiet country road. 

Despite desperate attempts by emergency crews to save the victims, they all died at the scene.

All three came from the Kidderminster and Stourport area nearby.

In a statement, West Mercia Police said: ‘Gemma’s family said they wanted to thank the emergency services and those that tried to help.

‘They said she was much loved by all the family.

‘About Keegan, they said they were completely devastated, struggled to find any words to express their grief but they are completely devastated.

‘Cody’s family said she will be missed so much by all who loved her including her father, sister, nieces and nephews along with all the rest of the family.

‘They said she was the life of the party.’

News of the tragedy sent shockwaves through the Kidderminster and Stourport area, with scores of people paying tribute to all three victims on social media. 

The tragedy took place outside the Duke William Pub in Callow Hill on the A456. Pictured are police at the scene on May 12

Little Keegan, aged four, died instantly in the horror smash while out with his mother

In a statement, West Mercia Police said Gemma's family were 'completely devastated' by the death of her and her son. Gemma is pictured

One person wrote: ‘It’s heartbreaking. All taken too soon.’ Another added: ‘How absolutely heartbreaking may you all rest in peace, sending so much love and strength to your families xx’

Also expressing their condolences, one woman added: ‘Heartbreaking this hit hard, to think one minute they are and the next they aren’t.’

Cody Smith’s cousin, Channelle, previously wrote on Facebook: ‘Absolutely heartbreaking to wake up to new early hours this morning.

‘Two beautiful women who didn’t hurt a soul. And a beautiful young boy who was smiling 24/7…Rest in peace all 3 and make heaven look as beautiful as you all are too. Love you always and forever.’

Speaking in he wake of the fatal smash, Inspector Stephanie Arrowsmith, of West Mercia’s Operations Policing unit, said: ‘First and foremost our thoughts are with the loved ones of the people who died in the collision.

‘I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information or dash-cam footage which may help with the investigation to call the investigating officers’

A woman and two children who were in the Audi were taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with minor injuries.

Three men aged 31, 25, 18 and a boy aged 17 were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have since been bailed.


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