A TEENAGER who died in a car crash on Holliers Hill in Bexhill on Thursday (August 29) has been named as Ricky Alan Atkins.
The 19-year-old from London Road died after the green Citroen Saxo he was travelling in collided with a parked van at 1.05am. He died at the Conquest Hospital.
His family have issued the following tribute to him: “Ricky was a loving brother and son, everyone who knew him loved him. Ricky was a kind hearted boy who loved his family and friends dearly. We will carry him in our hearts forever. Rest in peace Ricky Atkins, we love you.”
Ali Luigi Trevor Pugh, 19, a gardener of Skinners Lane, Catsfield, Battle, has been charged with causing death by driving a vehicle while unlicenced, causing death by driving a vehicle while not insured and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.
He has appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody.
Sergeant Stacey Ellott, from the road policing unit, said: “The investigation into this collision is still ongoing and police are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have any information that may assist them with their enquiries. Please make contact with us on 101 quoting Operation Account or email firstname.lastname@example.org”
Anyone who knew Ricky and would like to pay tribute to him is asked to email the Observer at email@example.com