Family pay tribute to man killed in A140 accident

The family of a man who died following a fatal road traffic collision on the A140 at Stonham Parva today described him as someone who had a “beautiful soul, kind, loyal and loving” and that he had an “infectious” personality.

Jason Howitt, of Barsham, near Beccles, was in his van when it was involved in a collision with a HGV lorry around  3.30pm on Thursday, February 6.

The driver of the lorry involved sustained serious injuries but Mr Howitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family paid tribute to him saying: “As a family we are devastated by the loss of our beloved son, brother and fiancé Jason.

“Ja had a beautiful soul, kind, loyal and loving.

“His personality was infectious, he could make you laugh and knew how to have fun. He worked so incredibly hard and loved his career in catering. He poured his heart into his cooking and his menu creations; he was an inspirational leader and so proud of his teams over the last three decades and the careers of chefs he helped support.

“Ja was a real family man and loved us all dearly, he absolutely adored his fiancé Dee and was very much looking forward to his future with the love of his life.

“We would like to say thank you to all the friends, family and colleagues that have shared their kindness, love and fabulous memories; it means the world to us knowing that Ja was loved so much.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD number 264 of 6 February 2020.

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