Tributes to ‘loving son’ killed in car crash

Callum Regan Brown
Callum Regan Brown

The parents of a Calderdale teenager tragically killed in a car crash have paid tribute to a “loving son” who was

“always smiling”.

Callum Regan Brown, 18, died when the silver Peugeot 106 he was travelling in collided with a bus shelter and tree on Burnley Road, Todmorden, at around 3.20am on Friday, April 4. A 17-year-old male injured in the collision remains in a stable condition in hospital.

The community has rallied round the Todmorden teenager’s family. His parents, Dave and Janet Flood, have thanked everyone for their kind words and support.

In a statement sent to the Halifax Courier they said: “Callum was always smiling and loved being with his family and friends.

“We have been amazed at the love and regard that the local community has shown our family and Callum, especially the young people both from Todmorden and surrounding areas that knew our son.”

“The tree at the scene of the accident has now become a place where people are going to share their grief and memories. It has been another source of comfort for us, a place where we can go and share memories and feel close to Callum.”

A former Todmorden High School student, Callum went on to gain an NVQ2 in film and photography studies. He was training to be a barber and had recently been offered work at a shop in Halifax town centre.

And those thoughts were echoed by Chris Jones, principal at Calderdale College, who said: “Staff and students are shocked and saddened by the news of Callum tragically passing and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Callum leaves behind parents Dave and Janet; brothers Michael and Matthew; sister Levi; step sisters Rebecca and Heather; nephew Oliver; and nieces Alyssa and Eliza.

Callum’s funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church, Todmorden, at 2pm on Tuesday, April 15. It will be followed by a cremation at Burnley Crematorium at 3.40pm.

All family and anyone who knew Callum are welcome to attend and celebrate his life. Family flowers only. The family has asked that any donations are made in Callum’s name to the local youth club and youth cafe.

Meanwhile, police have encouraged anyone who saw the crash to get in contact via 101.