Hundreds of friends and relatives said an emotional goodbye to a ‘caring’ and ‘smiley’ Sheffield teenager killed in a road crash.
Brad Byrne, aged 19, of Westland Grove, Westfield, was killed after the black Seat Leon he was driving collided with a white Renault van on the A57 in Beighton.
His pals wore T-shirts bearing the words ‘It’s a Tukka’ and ‘R.I.P Brad’ as a tribute to the popular youngster.
In an emotional tribute, Brad’s sister Caris, 15, said: “You died smiling as you died driving, something that you loved so much.
“As I sit and think how my life went wrong when I lost my smiley Brad, I will never understand how we lost you.
“Never in my life did I think that we would lose you.
“How can anyone cry when we all have so many good memories of you.
“When I was a little girl you would build my sandcastles on Skegness beach and bury me in the sand and I would scream my head off.
“You were such a thoughtful and caring young man from the first day.
“You treated me like a princess and I’ll always be your little Cazza. I’ll never forget that.”
Mourners had to stand in the corridors of the crematorium because there were not enough seats for all the people who wanted to pay their final respects.
Brad’s older brother Macauley, 20, also paid a heartfelt tribute.
He said: “I don’t think there is a day in my life where I have woke up and Brad hasn’t been there.
“We did everything together and I would only have to call him and he would be there for me in his car.
“There was no one like Brad, he was the most truthful person that there was.
“Everyone is here for you. It just shows how much he was loved by everyone.
“We are all going to miss you, love you Brad.” Lisa Scott, of Michael Fogg Funeral Directors, who led the service, described Brad as a loving, caring and popular young man.
Mourners were told the youngster was jokingly known as a ‘fridge hoover’ because he was ‘always hungry’.
Police have revealed they are treating the crash in which Brad died as a ‘fail to stop collision’ after a BMW car fled the scene.
Officer are trying to trace the car and witnesses to the collision at around 11.20am on Friday, August 7.
n Call police on 101 quoting incident number 371 of August 7, 2015.