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Tyson Fury has paid tribute to four members of a family killed in a horror crash.

The world champion heavyweight sent a video message after Johnny Cash, son Johnboy, Miles 'Smiler' Cash and Jacko Cosgrove died in the early hours of Sunday, October 10.

The men had been on their way to watch The Gypsy King's trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder when the Toyota Hilux truck they were in crashed in heavy fog on Lenham Road.

Johnny, 44, Smiler, 25, Johnboy, 19, and Jacko, 18, died at the scene and 15-year-old Jerry Cash was seriously injured.

The teenager remains in King's College Hospital, London.

The 33-year-old WBC champion, fresh from winning the Las Vegas classic, said: "I'd like to send my condolences and rest in peace to the Cash family and the Cosgrove family on their recent loss.

"God bless them, make them a good bed in heaven, right in the name of Jesus Amen."

The clip was shared on Instagram by Dennis McCann, a promising professional bantamweight who lives in the area and was close friends with Johnboy.

Unbeaten McCann, 20, and Fury share promoter Frank Warren.

In the wake of the tragedy hundreds of tributes have been left at the scene, a cross has been erected and the names of the victims carved into a damaged tree.

Jacko, the youngest, had been a member of Tenterden Amateur Boxing Club and had recently learned his wife was expecting.

Johnboy had become a dad just six weeks ago.

More than 50 floral tributes line Lenham Road, the scene of a crash which claimed four lives on Sunday, October 10 (52213808)
More than 50 floral tributes line Lenham Road, the scene of a crash which claimed four lives on Sunday, October 10 (52213808)
The victims' names have been carved into the truck of a tree where the accident happened
The victims' names have been carved into the truck of a tree where the accident happened

His wife Grace left a tribute of lilies by the side of the road In Loving Memory of a Dear Husband.

She wrote: “To my Baby. I love you so much and your baby Bridie loves you, too.”

One family member visiting the scene of the crash said: “They were all lovely men. It is so sad. It is a shame so many lives have been lost in one time.

“It has affected wives, kids, brothers and cousins. So many have been hurt at once. They are never going to get over this.”

Another who worked with them said: “They were lovely working class people who were well liked.”

Another added: “Jacko was a nice, nice man with not a bad bone in his body. It has come as a big shock to all of us.”

The Hilux pick up truck Picture: UKNIP
The Hilux pick up truck Picture: UKNIP

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has CCTV, mobile phone or dash camera footage should call SCIU on 01622 798538 quoting reference SM/LB/114/21. Alternatively, email sciu.td@kent.police.uk

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