HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to four young men who died in a horror crash in Kent on Sunday morning.
The four victims – which included two teenagers – died when the Toyota Hilux pickup they were travelling in crashed near Headcorn, Kent in the early hours of Sunday. They have been named locally as Johnny Cash, 44, Mike ‘Smiler’ Cash, 25, Johnboy Cash, 19, and Jacko Cosgrove, 18.
A 15-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and remains in hospital in a serious condition.
It is understood that the men lived in nearby Martin’s Gardens and crashed on their way to watch the heavyweight clash between Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury and Deontay Wilder.
Jacko, the youngest, had been a member of Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club and had recently learned his wife was expecting, it has been claimed.
Johnboy had become a dad just six weeks ago, according to local publication Kent Messenger.
His wife Grace left a tribute of lilies by the side of the road In Loving Memory of a Dear Husband.
She wrote: “To my Baby. I love you so much and your baby Bridie loves you, too.”
Josephine Doherty wrote on Facebook: “Rest in peace Johnboy Cash. God love them all.
“(He) only just became a daddy too. God watch over Grace and all his family and friends.”
User JasonMary Cash said: “Can’t believe phone call I got – genuinely loss for words.
“RIP Paddy Cash’s Johnny, Johnboy, Smiler and Jacko Cosgrove. Please God pray for the brokenhearted.”
The names and initials of all four men have been carved into the trunk of a tree where the accident happened.
On Facebook, members of Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club paid tribute saying: “We have lost some of our very own.
“Rest in perfect peace boys, we had some brilliant times travelling the country and Europe Boxing. Life really can be too short.”
Johnny Cash worked with Broadoak Paving in Maidstone.
The police’s serious collision investigation unit, which was at the scene for more than 12 hours, is appealing for any witnesses to get in contact.
The wreckage of the vehicle was taken away just before 1pm on Sunday.
Commenting on the tragedy, Cllr Martin Round, ward member for Headcorn on Maidstone Borough Council, said it was known as a very dangerous road.
He added: “The few houses along this stretch have been worried for some time.
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