A fundraiser has been set up in memory of a six-year-old boy who died in a tragic car accident last week. 

Leo Painter, from Kidderminster, died when the Ford Mondeo he was travelling in was in a collision with a grey BMW 3 series at 3.07pm last Thursday (February 22). 

The female driver and a woman accompanying Leo were both pronounced dead at the scene. Leo was rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital but died a short time later. 

A GoFundMe has now been set up by Sallie and Natasha Coleshill, who are friends with Leo's mum Gemma, in the hope of raising £5,000 for the wake and tributes to the little boy. 

The remaining funds will be donated to the Child Bereavement Fund. 

Kidderminster Shuttle: Tributes have been left for the little boy Tributes have been left for the little boy (Image: SWNS)

Sallie Coleshill, aged 59, from Worcester said: "Leo was a lovely boy and everybody loved him. We visited his school today and the staff spoke about how cheeky he was. He was just such a little character. He loved pepperoni and cheese and he always had a big smile on his face.

"It's heartbreaking. It's come as a big shock and we're just trying our best to be there for Gemma. 

"Leo had been in foster care but was set to move back in with Gemma full-time by the end of the year. We're doing this fundraiser to help bring him back home to Kidderminster and any donations no matter how small will be gratefully received."

Leo had just come out of Abigail’s Place school, which is opposite Spetchley Park Gardens, when the crash happened on the A44.

Kidderminster Shuttle: The GoFundMe is aiming to raise £5,000 for the wake and tributes to Leo The GoFundMe is aiming to raise £5,000 for the wake and tributes to Leo (Image: Sallie Coleshill)

His mum Gemma has since laid flowers at the scene of the crash and paid tribute to her "wonderful little boy". 

She said: "Leo was a wonderful little boy. He always had a smile on his face and was a bundle of fun. I’m heartbroken that I won’t see him again.”

The two men from the BMW 3 series were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

One suffered life-threatening injuries, while the other had potentially life-threatening injuries.

West Mercia Police said despite efforts from paramedics both women, aged 39 and 26, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mum Gemma paid tribute to her son at the crash site Mum Gemma paid tribute to her son at the crash site (Image: SWNS)

Chief Inspector Mark Davidson said: “This is an incredibly sad incident, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the people who have sadly died.

“I urge anybody who witnessed the collision or may have dash-cam footage to contact the police as you may be able to help with our investigation into what happened.” 

To donate to the GoFundMe visit www.gofundme.com/f/leo-painter