Family pays tribute to 18-year-old crash victim Dylan Sagar

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A teenager died in hospital nearly a week after a crash near the M6.

The family of a man who died nearly a week after a car crash near the M6 have described him as a “lovely, handsome boy.”

Dylan Sagar, of Holme, near Milnthorpe, was driving a green Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Zafira on the A65 at Crooklands, close to junction 36 of the motorway, at around midnight on December 14.

The 18-year-old - a former pupil at Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale - was rushed to the Royal Preston Hospital but police confirmed that on Friday morning, December 20, he died from his injuries.

In a statement released today, Dylan’s family said: “It is with great sadness that Dylan has been taken from us, it is such a short time to have our lovely handsome boy.

“He loved life, loved his job and loved his car and the freedom it gave him.

“Dylan had a wonderful summer, he played cricket for Sedgwick CC and was delighted to be picked as fielder of the year.

“He was full of fun, full of life and full of mischief and he will be painfully missed by all his family and many friends.”

A 15-year-old girl who was a passenger in the same car was still fighting for her life this week, with officers describing her condition as “critical.”

Both teenagers suffered serious head and chest injuries in the collision, which closed a section of the road for around five hours and was attended by paramedics, police and fire crews.

Dylan, who had attended Myerscough College and worked for himself, played for Sedgwick Cricket Club in the Westmorland County Cricket League.

Kevin Williams wrote on the Cricket Network website: “It’s with great sadness that we report the death of Dylan Sagar.

“Dylan has been the life and soul of Sedgwick Cricket Club and he will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to his family and friends.”

Dylan also signed for local football team Milnthorpe Corinthians, club chairman Ian Hunt said on Twitter as he added his condolences.

Dozens of friends also paid tribute on social media pages.

Paige Lyon said: “Rest in peace you’ll be loved and missed by many xxxx”.

Lucy Pickford wrote: “He was always smiling and making everyone laugh”.

And on Twitter, Robert Davidson described him as a “top lad.”

A 52-year-old woman from Kendal who was driving the other vehicle is not thought to have suffered any serious injuries.

Officers at Cumbria Police’s Roads Policing Unit are investigating the incident.

Witnesses are asked to contact PC Davis on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.