The family of one of three teenage boys killed in a horror crash in the early hours of Tuesday morning has paid tribute to him. 

Ethan Goddard, aged 18 from Abingdon, died on the A415 in Marcham just after midnight when the car the group were travelling left the road and hit a tree. 

Thames Valley Police have also confirmed Elliot Pullen, 17, and Daniel Hancock, 18, both from Southmoor, were also killed. 

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The driver of the vehicle, named locally as Tom, was taken to hospital where he remains with life-threatening injuries. 

The family said in their tribute: “Ethan was known to all his family and friends as a kind, generous, caring, always thinking of others, young man, with a great sense of humour.

“He was a very loving son, protective brother, caring grandson, much-loved nephew, kindest boyfriend and loyal friend.

“Ethan was very passionate about the things he loved. He was hard-working, enjoyed his part-time job, while studying engineering at college.

“He loved his co-workers.

“As a child, Ethan had a passion for scooters and then mountain bikes, progressing on to dirt bikes and then cars.

Oxford Mail:

“We couldn’t be more proud of the fine young man he was turning into.

“We will always love him and he will be missed by many, not just us.

“Our thoughts are with all the other families and friends at this extremely sad time and our hearts go out to you all.”