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Orsett: Tribute to Crash Victim
Family of a 22-year-old woman who died after a three car crash near Orsett have paid tribute to their "energetic, caring daughter"
Sophie Lennox died after three cars collided on the junction of the A1089 Dock Approach Road and A13 on Saturday December 15th.
Sophie was a passenger in a car being driven by a 21-year-old man from the Grays who received serious injuries.
He has undergone surgery and since left hospital.
Sophie's family have released the following statement:
"Sophie was an energetic, loving caring person. She always loved trying new things, was always full of sprit and so cheeky.
"She was a loving sister, caring daughter and a wonderful girlfriend. Most of all she loved her little nephew Lewis and her boyfriend’s daughter Dolly, who she really did think the world of.
"Sophie was never happier then shopping, until she met her boyfriend. They fell in love straight away. Rest in Peace Beautiful"
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