The heartbroken friend of a teenager killed in a crash on the A355 says his death “is a loss to the whole of Wycombe” as the 19-year-old is named locally.

READ MORE: Heartbroken parents pay tribute to "the most amazing young man you could ever meet"

The teenage scooter rider who died in hospital following a crash with a white Vauxhall Corsa on the busy Beaconsfield road on Sunday has been named by friends as Zaide Sandy.

Four people have been arrested in connection with his death.

Youth worker Kwakz Bonsu spoke about Zaide, who was from High Wycombe, calling him the “brightest star” in a Wycombe Youth Action scheme, Project Elevate, which helps get kids off the street and involved in music and other projects.

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press, Kwakz said: “I met Zaide and built a relationship when he came to Wycombe. I immediately felt my heart go out to him because I saw a lot of how I was at a younger age in him.

“He was the brightest star in the Project Elevate project. We asked him to be a mentor because so many people had respect and love for him. He went above and beyond with everyone that he met.

“The way he was came from his mum. He was raised with so much love and this shone through with whoever he met. People have been sending his mum messages of love and condolences from Manchester, USA, Africa and Saudi Arabia.

“150 people came out to share the memories that they have. Zaide is a loss for the whole of Wycombe, the whole community.

“We need to come together and trust that something amazing is going to happen because that’s the best way of honouring his life.”

Did you know Zaide? Send us your tributes and pictures – email