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Family tribute to Wirral teenager killed in crash
THE family of a Wirral teenager who died following a collision earlier this week has paid tribute to an 'intelligent young man' who had a bright future.
James Parry, 19, was a passenger in a Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a collision with a bus on Tuesday in Upton Road, Claughton on Tuesday night.
The former Hilbre High School student from Saughall Massie was one of three men in the car. He was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead.
In a statement his family said: "James was an intelligent young man, bright spark with a great future ahead of him, boasting 13 GCSEs (C grade and above) along with three A-levels.
"James studied at Hilbre High School and Sixth Form, where he made an impression with all involved.
"James' main love was golf, member of Leasowe Golf Club for over six years, with a handicap of four.
"James represented Leasowe Golf Club at junior and senior level and became part of the furniture playing seven days a week.
"James's personality was one that was loved by all, a laid back, quick witted, genuine what you see is what you get kind of man, with a cheeky side not to be mistaken with his intelligence.
"James was the baby of the family, loved by all now and always. Playing the Playstation struck up a competitive streak in the family which will never be forgotten.
"At family meals James took full advantage of the tab at the bar, but he knew his limit.
"The family are devestated by the loss of James, loved immensly, he will be sadly missed by all, yet never forgotten.
"Rest in peace the baby of the family, taken too young, all our love the family xx."
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the Wirral Globe in the near future.
The incident, which happened on Upton Road close to the junction of Tollemache Road, Claughton at 7.30pm, left a 19-year-old second passenger, from Meols, fighting for life.
The driver, also 19, from Moreton, suffered minor injuries and shock.
The 56-year-old driver of the Arriva bus was treated at the scene by paramedics and is recovering at his home in Bebington.
An investigation in the cause of the collision is underway, according to police.
An Arriva spokesman confirmed there were no passengers on board the bus.
He said: "We continue to work with the police to determine the cause of the collision, including providing CCTV images from the bus.
"Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the man who sadly died and those injured."
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5444, or leave information.