A teenager who died after being struck by a BMW convertible on a motorway has been named a talented footballer.
Samuel Berkley, who was 14, was found in a critical condition on the hard shoulder of the M67 near junction 3, in Greater Manchester, shortly before 5.25pm yesterday.
Samuel, who was from nearby Denton, was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.
Tributes have flooded in for Samuel who had recently started to play for local team Hattersley FC.
Police have started an investigation and are trying to establish if the youngster, a Manchester United fan who went to Audenshaw School, was attempting to cross the motorway on foot.
His older sister Charlie, 20, was at the family's home in Denton, Manchester to console his parents Gary, a pest control officer, and Sarah last night.
She said: 'I'm too upset at the moment. We just can't comment.'
A neighbour said: 'He was always smiling and was a really happy boy.
'He loved football and I would always see him kicking a ball around or in his football kit ready to go and play.
'I have no idea how this could have happened. It's just so sad that it has happened to such a lovely boy.'
Hattersley FC revealed they had no fixtures this weekend so Sam had not been due to play.