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Wattleup crash: 16-year-old boy killed in moped crash identified as Wilfred Evans

Phil Hickey and Kate PurnellThe West Australian
The teenager who was killed in a shocking moped crash in Perth’s southern suburbs has been identified as Wilfred Evans.
Camera IconThe teenager who was killed in a shocking moped crash in Perth’s southern suburbs has been identified as Wilfred Evans. Credit: Supplied;Sound Telegraph

The teenager who was killed in a shocking moped crash in Perth’s southern suburbs has been identified as Wilfred Evans.

The 16-year-old moped rider collided with a car in Wattleup on Friday afternoon.

Police say the crash happened about 3.55pm when a White Toyota Hilux travelling north on Rockingham Road and a Blue Longjia moped travelling south on Rockingham Road crashed.

The teenager was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital for treatment of critical injuries. He later died from his injuries at the hospital.

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The scene of a crash between a car and a moped in Wattleup where a teenager was killed on Friday afternoon.
Camera IconThe scene of a crash between a car and a moped in Wattleup where a teenager was killed on Friday afternoon. Credit: Unknown/Sound Telegraph

His mother Lisa Evans has spoken of her grief, saying her “precious son” was taken much too soon.

“Our son has been taken from us way too soon. He had such an amazing future ahead of him,” she said in a statement to Nine News.

“He was loved by so many and has left so many broken hearts. An unbelievable loss to so many people.

“A precious son, brother, grandson, nephew, boyfriend and friend.”

Nine News reported the teenager was riding home to meet up with relatives before heading on a two-week family fishing trip in Exmouth.

Major crash investigators are conducting an examination of the scene and are appealing for any witnesses to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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