Second man, 44, killed when driver 'ploughed into pedestrians on busy Coventry street before smashing into house' named | The Sun

EMOTIONAL tributes have poured in as a second man has been named after losing his life in a horror crash.

Leo Moran, 44, tragically died when a vehicle hit him on Gosford Street, in Coventry, early on Sunday morning.

Police confirmed the car ploughed into the brick wall of a house in Beckbury Road after fatally striking Leo down.

An emotional family statement said: "We are completely heartbroken at the loss of Leo, who was taken from us so soon.

"Leo was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend to so many, he brought so much laughter and fun to all of our lives.

"We are now giving the police time to give us the answers that we will need to understand how and why this happened. This will be the only public statement we will be giving."

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Another man was also mowed down as the horror unfolded on September 3.

Hospital worker, Joel Carreido, devastatingly lost his life in the collision.

The 47-year-old was confirmed dead shortly afterwards and officers are currently supporting his family.

In a tribute his family said: "Joel was a loving husband and father of two, who worked extremely hard as a healthcare assistant at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. 

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"He will be missed dearly by all that knew him. We thank all of the community for their continued support during this very difficult time. May he rest in peace and God bless his soul."

Professor Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust said: “Everyone at the Trust is shocked and saddened by this tragic news. 

“Joel’s passion for caring for others shone through in everything he did and he left a lasting impression on the patients and families he came into contact with. 

“While his work was a huge source of pride, it was evident to everyone who knew Joel that the role he enjoyed the most was being a loving husband and a father to his two cherished children. 

“Joel will be sorely missed by us all and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.”

Leo was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend to so many, he brought so much laughter and fun to all of our lives."

West Midlands Police confirmed they arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of two counts of murder.

He has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

A spokesperson for the force said: "We're not looking for anyone else in connection with what happened, and from the information we have this is not being treated as terror-related.

"Our enquiries are continuing and anyone who can assist is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101, and quote log 854 of 3/9/23.

"We've created an online portal where people can upload any CCTV, video footage or to provide information that could help our investigations."

Homeowner Barry Dean, 71, previously explained how the car had crashed into the house while he was watching Match Of The Day.

The grandfather-of-two said: "You can imagine the thump as the car crashed into the house. I just wondered what had just happened. I was in shock.

"Luckily I wasn't injured but my walls have all crumbled down. He just came into the porch and lounge wall head on."

The retired builder added he is now left to rebuild the front of his house as well as the basement due to the extent of the smash.

"By the time I'd grabbed my keys and come outside the bloke had legged it. They caught him down the road," Barry added.

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"The police had the helicopter and drones out to chase him, police dogs, everything. There were about ten police cars.

"I suppose bricks and mortar can be repaired though but these people have lost their lives. It's very sad indeed."

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