The family of two little brothers became mournful when their children were killed in a hit-and-run collision. Children named Casper and Corey Platt-May, aged six and two, were killed in a car crash on Thursday in Coventry. They were with their mother in MacDonald Road at around 2pm when they were hit by a black Ford Focus. They were described as “happy, caring and lovely” children.
The scene was described as a “war zone” by the grandfather who witnessed the crash. “It was just like a war zone out here. It looked like a bomb had just exploded, it was terrible,” he said. Later, a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested. They were drunk and hit the children by heir dangerous driving.
Louise Platt-May, the mother of two little boys calls her children “amazing”, “passionate”, “cheeky sons”. “Corey was an amazing boy. He never kept still, always had to be doing something and coming up with new ideas of things to do….he will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him,” she said.
“Casper was a cheeky little boy, always getting into trouble and driving his brothers crazy. But he was so loving and caring and constantly told his family how much he loved them…his smile could light up any room and he will be so missed by all who knew him,” she continued.
Mr. May, the grandfather, beseeched the government and local authority to do something about speeding drivers. “It’s still going on, the speeding down this road, it’s ridiculous,” he said. “The boys were the heart and soul, the boys were lovely, they’d do anything,” he continued.
“They were just very happy, go-jolly, lovely boys and their lives have been taken away so young, it’s unbelievable,” he told the journalists sadly. “Corey was a very, very gifted footballer at a young age. Casper, he was like any two-year-old – he was just lovely. Corey, he loved his football, he played football every Saturday,” he added.