Second 18-year-old named in death crash on A14 at Rougham as family pay tribute to first fatality

The second man who died following a road traffic collision in Rougham on Boxing Day was named this evening by police as Jake Paxton.

Officers were called to the scene of a collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a grey Ford Fiesta at 9.30pm on the A14 eastbound, just east of junction 45.

The 18-year-old, of Bury St Edmunds, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital and was a passenger in the Ford Fiesta, died as a result of his injuries.

The first man, William Smedley, aged 18, of Bury St Edmunds, (pictured above) also a passenger in the Ford Fiesta, sadly died at the scene.

His family described him as “a caring son, loving grandson, doting big brother, a loyal, kind, generous beautiful young man gone but never ever forgotten.”

A third male – the driver – was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The female driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 19 year old woman was uninjured.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Anyone with any information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD number

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