Road death teens William Richardson and Asa Caudhill: Tributes paid

William Richardson and Asa Caudill
Image caption William Richardson and Asa Caudill both died following the crash in Slinfold

The families of two teenagers killed when their car crashed into a tree have paid tribute to them.

William Richardson, 18, of Hayes Lane, Slinford, was driving a Peugeot 306 when it hit a tree. His passenger Asa Caudill, 19, also died.

The family of Mr Richardson, who died at the scene, described him as a "beautiful boy".

And the family of Mr Caudill, who was from Arun Road, Billingshurst, said he was "the love of their lives".

The crash took place on 6 July on the A264 Five Oaks Road, in Slinfold, Horsham.

'Kind boy'

Mr Richardson's family said: "William was a beautiful boy and will always be in our hearts."

Mr Caudill died in hospital from his injuries.

His family said: "Asa was the love of our lives. We are in the most agonising pain at losing him and cannot bear the thought of a future without him.

"His friends have put messages on Facebook saying what a funny, kind, witty boy he was.

"Everyone has said his smile was what they remember of him most and his humour."

Sgt Alan Spicer, from Sussex Police, said: "All fatal road traffic collisions are tragic but even more so when it involves young people just starting out in life."

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