‘My heart will always be broken’ – mother’s tribute to teen who died following Pytchley collision
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An 18-year-old man who died following a single vehicle collision near Pytchley has been named as his devastated mum paid tribute to him.
Charlie Owen, of Kettering, was the front seat passenger in a black Fiat Punto which was involved in a collision on Kettering Road on the evening of Friday, October 29.
Affectionately known as Flump, Charlie sadly died at the scene and his mother has now released the above photo and moving tribute to her son via Northamptonshire Police.
Kelly Owen said: “Charlie Owen, aka Flump, was taken from us too soon, which broke our hearts.
“The best son and big brother, you have left a massive hole in our lives. You were known for your beautiful smile, your laughter and just your crazy caring ways.
“You will be remembered as Kettering’s smiling legend Flump, your funeral proved just how loved and respected you were by so many, the 85-car convoy which followed you was amazing. Your send-off was sad but an amazing day you would have been proud of, even the car meet after with your favourite Flump ‘n’ bass tunes was something to be proud of.
“I am known as Mummaflump, and want to say that my best friend has gone but will never ever be forgotten. My heart will always be broken, I shall carry on and do you proud just as you did me. I was the proudest mum ever and still am.
“The love and respect your friends have shown is amazing, as is all that they have done, and are still doing, for you and us as a family.
“Thank you for being the best son. Fly high my angel, I love you, your best friend mum.”
She added: “I would like to thank everyone for their help and love while going through the hardest time of my life. To family, thank you. Lauren Cox at H J Phillips & Son, Mandie’s Pantry, all the lads, especially Kyle Knight and family, Luke Pepper Jnr, Reece Church, Josh Brigder at Hydrah Brand, Lee Foster, Alfie Read, Bailey Shay, Ayden Smith, Lukasz Illnicki, and Illcit skate shop and cafe, plus Walls By SQuidge, I thank you all and best believe keep smiling Flump-style, much love.”
* An 18-year-old Kettering man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the collision remains released under investigation as enquiries continue.