Tribute paid to teenager killed in crash on A14 at Rougham

The family of a teenager who was killed following a fatal crash on the A14 at Rougham have issued a tribute to him.

Jake Paxon, aged 18, of Bury St Edmunds, died as a result of his injuries at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, on Wednesday, December 27, after the road traffic collision between a black Vauxhall Corsa and a grey Ford Fiesta which occurred at 9.30pm on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26.

The family in a brief statement said: “We as a family are devastated that Jake has been tragically taken from us. Jake was beautiful inside and out. He was loved so very very much by all his family and those close to him.”

The second person to be killed in the crash was William Smedley, also 18, of Bury St Edmunds, who was also a passenger in the Ford Fiesta.

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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