The family of a 26-year-old who died following a collision in Anstey, have paid tribute to a “loving son, brother and uncle.”
Kieran Andrews, was travelling as a passenger in a black BMW car on Saturday morning (March 18), when it was involved in a collision in Leicester Road, Anstey.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man who was travelling as a passenger in the vehicle, also sustained injuries but has since been released from hospital.
The driver of the vehicle was reported to have left the scene following the collision, which happened at around 10.30am.
The 22-year-old man, of Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop following a collision. He has since been released on police bail.
A Go Fund Me appeal has been set up for the funeral of Mr Andrews, with over £1,000 raised so far.
In a tribute posted on the page by the organiser, Amber Lake, he is described as “the kindest, funniest soul that ever existed.”
“He would light up the room when he walked into it. He always knew how to put a smile on your face if you were feeling down,” she added.
“He was selfless, caring and just an amazing human being.”
In a statement, his family described him as “a loving son, brother and uncle to his nieces and nephews,” and someone who will be “sorely missed. Taken far too soon.”
Enquires are continuing to establish the full circumstances of the collision.
Anyone with information, should call 101 quoting incident 249 of March 18.