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A family has paid tribute to a boy killed on his 10th birthday alongside his four-year-old sister in a horror crash on the M1.

Relatives posted on social media in memory of Smaller and Lilly McCann who died near Milton Keynes after their car crashed with a lorry on Monday.

Their mother’s Facebook page showed an image of smaller next to a birthday cake and 10th birthday balloon from earlier in the day.

The heartbreaking news comes as a women was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving.

The 35-year-old from Derby was remanded in custody over the deaths of the brother and sister.

Their mother's Facebook page showed an image of smaller next to a birthday cake and 10th birthday balloon from earlier on Monday

Their mother's Facebook page showed an image of smaller next to a birthday cake and 10th birthday balloon from earlier on Monday

Their mother’s Facebook page showed an image of smaller next to a birthday cake and 10th birthday balloon from earlier on Monday

There was also a post of a birthday cake showing it was Smaller's 10th birthday on the day he died

There was also a post of a birthday cake showing it was Smaller's 10th birthday on the day he died

There was also a post of a birthday cake showing it was Smaller’s 10th birthday on the day he died

Smaller and Lilly were passengers in a white Vauxhall Astra which collided with a Scania lorry between junctions 14 and 15 of the motorway, near Milton Keynes.

Another child passenger and the driver of the Astra were injured and taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

The HGV driver was not injured in the incident, which happened at about 11.10pm on Monday.

Investigating officer Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the serious collision investigation unit at Bicester, Oxfordshire, said: ‘My thoughts remain with the family of the two children who sadly died at this extremely difficult time.

‘We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this collision or anyone who may have dashcam footage that may have captured what happened, or either of the vehicles prior to the collision, to please get in touch.’

Devastated family members paid heartbreaking tributes to the children on social media.

One wrote: ‘Life is cruel to take them away from my lovely brother. Best old father in the world, he put them first no matter how hard he hit they were his life please god give him the strength.’

The HGV driver was not injured in the incident, which happened at about 11.10pm on Monday (file photo)

The HGV driver was not injured in the incident, which happened at about 11.10pm on Monday (file photo)

The HGV driver was not injured in the incident, which happened at about 11.10pm on Monday (file photo)

The children’s aunt said: ‘RIP my perfect little niece and nephew. Aunt Elizabeth’s old pet Smaller and me little frilly Lilly.

‘Love you always and forever and never in this lifetime will you ever be forgotten, always loved.’

A family friend put: ‘Mortal divine RIP beautiful angels. So sorry for your loss, their poor mommy and daddy.’

A cousin wrote: ‘Can’t believe I’m even writing this but rest in peace to my two beautiful little cousins Smaller and Lilly.

‘I love you with all my heart. I love you so much this don’t even feel real. What has this world come to, hearts in bits. RIP my babies.’

Source: Daily Mail

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