A 19-year-old Glaisdale man was surrounded by his family and closest friends when he died in hospital from injuries sustained in a car crash.
Kyle Gibson had been in an induced coma at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough since the accident, but on Tuesday the decision was made to switch off his life support machine.
Kyle’s mum, Maria, was with him when he died and she said: “I am heartbroken. He was one of the biggest personalities I have ever known.
“He lived his life to the full and he was a great friend who will be sadly missed.”
A Manchester United fan, Maria explained how her son would all his spare time working on his car.
He was a former pupil at Lythe School, Caedmon and Whitby Community College and was a budding artist who loved to draw.
Kyle was travelling in a car just after 10.30pm on Thursday evening when it was involved in a collision on Egton Lane, which links the village to the A171.
Two cars were involved - a green Peugeot 206 with three male occupants and a black Ford Mondeo with five occupants.
All the casualties were out of the vehicles on the arrival of the emergency services and were taken to hospital with various injuries ranging from a minor glass injury to broken ribs and a broken pelvis.
Four men aged between 20 and 22 and a 16-year-old boy who were also injured in the collision were taken to hospital with various injuries, ranging from a minor glass injury to broken ribs and a broken pelvis.
All have now been released from Hospital.
Whitby Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to get in touch.
Traffic constable Zoe Billings, of the major collision investigation team, said: “If you have any information which could help progress this enquiry, I urge you to contact the police straight away.”
Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Ken Briggs. Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote reference number 12140109381.