Tribute to crash victim

Police at the crash scene in Front Street, East Boldon, close to the junction with Station Road.

Police at the crash scene in Front Street, East Boldon, close to the junction with Station Road.

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HEARTBROKEN friends of a driver killed in a horror smash in East Boldon have paid tribute to the popular young man.

Craig Walton died when the silver Peugeot 407 he was driving crashed into traffic lights, before grinding to a halt outside of Ashleigh Villas, Front Street, East Boldon, at 5am, yesterday.

Devastated friends have been laying floral tributes at the scene of the smash.

Teenagers Charlotte Cragg, 19, Rebecca Lang, 18, and Sam Hardy, 19, had known Mr Walton for the past five years.

Still trying to come to terms with the tragedy, the girls, said: “Craig was a really nice person who would never do anything to hurt anyone. He was a great friend to have.”