TOWIE star Tommy Mallet devastated after pals die in horror car crash
Heartbroken TOWIE star Tommy Mallet has paid tribute to two friends who died in a late-night horror crash.
Tommy, 27, shared his pain after Ricky Batchelor and Daniel Rowland from Benfleet and East London, passed away.
The pair were found nearly five hours after their BMW left the road and smashed into a tree on Sunday near a peaceful seaside village.
The reality star wrote three days ago in an emotional post shared on his Instagram of his pals: "Speechless! Two clean hearted friends taken way to soon. Life's crazy.
"Will never forget the time and effort you gave my mum and dad over the years."
The post was flooded with comments from friends and followers offering their sympathies, with Tommy's girlfriend Georgia Kousoulou simply writing three love heart emojis.
One tribute left in the comments section by a friend Beverley Groom described Daniel as “probably the nicest fella I have ever known”.
She added: “So respectful and caring, it was an honour to call you our friend Dan. I used to say to you if my boys turn out like you, I'd be very proud."
Emergency services were called to the scene at Point Clear Road, in St Osyth, at about 6.15am on Sunday.
It is thought the BMW the men, aged in their 30s, were travelling in may have hit the tree near the junction of Cow Lane at about 1.30am.
Tommy Mallet, who stars in The Only Way is Essex, paid tribute to Ricky and Daniel on his Instagram page three days ago.
In a post liked by more than 6,000 followers, he wrote: “
Floral tributes have been left in St Osyth along with two bottles of Jack Daniels and cards.
The crash has left the peaceful seaside village in shock.
A spokesman for St Osyth Parish Council said: “The council was shocked and saddened to learn of the fatal collision.
“The thoughts of the parish council and residents are with the families and friends of the two young men who tragically lost their lives.
“The parish council fully supports the appreciation of Essex Police for the understanding and patience shown by the many residents and holidaymakers who were affected by the closure of the road.”
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