Friends’ tribute to tragedy crash duo
PUBLISHED: 16:35 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:50 16 August 2010
DEVASTATED friends have paid tribute to two teenage boys who died after they crashed a stolen car last weekend. Jay Sonny-Barry, 18, was driving a stolen Honda Civic in Orpington Road, between Leesons Hill and Royal Parade last Sunday with two passenger
DEVASTATED friends have paid tribute to two teenage boys who died after they crashed a stolen car last weekend.
Jay Sonny-Barry, 18, was driving a stolen Honda Civic in Orpington Road, between Leesons Hill and Royal Parade last Sunday with two passengers when it crashed head on with another car and burst in to flames.
Passers-by pulled the three men out of the burning vehicle but backseat passenger Larry Hall died in an ambulance at the scene at 12.45am.
Mr Sonny-Barry died at The Royal London Hospital after being flown there by air ambulance with a third man, thought to be Grant Holland, who is in a critical condition in intensive care.
Mr Sonny Barry's cousin, Mitchell Barry, said: "He was a great person, he was always happy. He was there for so many people and so many people looked up to him. There isn't a bad word you could say about him. He was my cousin but I took him as my brother."
Megan Gange, 16, of Station Road, St Paul's Cray, was a close friend of Mr Sonny-Barry. She said: "Jay was just such a nice boy. I got on really well with him and we were very close. He will be missed by so many people, especially me. My heart goes out to his family.
"We had so many good memories together, lots of random nights out and my 16th birthday that I won't forget.
"We were always laughing and joking together and we stayed on the phone until stupid hours of the morning. He always knew when I was smiling even if he couldn't see me. He used to say to me 'as long as you're happy I'll be happy'.
"Nothing anyone says will bring him back but he will always be in my heart, that's for sure."
Witnesses also rescued a 61-year-old man from the other car. He was taken to St Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, with a broken hip and elbow and cuts and bruises.
The Honda was reported stolen to police at 11pm on Saturday from an address in St Paul's Cray.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should call the South East Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8284 5925.
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