The devastated family of a teenager from York have paid tribute to him after his death in a car crash. 

Alfie Lovett, 17, died following the collision in Nidderdale, near Harrogate, on Tuesday (September 12).

The crash happened in Brimham Rocks Road at 6.50pm and involved a grey Peugeot 107 which collided with a wall.  

Alfie was a passenger in the Peugeot 107 and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Alfie Lovett, 17, died following the fatal collision in Nidderdale

His family paid tribute to him through North Yorkshire Police.

The tribute reads: “Alfie was a unique personality who loved to make people laugh and lived for adrenaline fuelled adventures.

"He lived his life fearlessly and marched to the beat of his own drum without caring about what anyone thought of him.

“Alfie had his own world view that very few understood.

"He was only 17 but has made a huge mark in his short time and anyone who's ever met him is not likely to ever forget him!

“Alfie was a fiercely loyal friend, a protective big brother to his two younger sisters and brother and loving father to his infant son.

"Taken from us far too soon with so much more to give, he'll be very much missed every day."

North Yorkshire Police said three other occupants were left with minor injuries after the crash and the driver was helping the police with their inquiries.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash to allow investigation work to take place at the scene.