Littleport: Man Killed In Crash

20 June 2013, 16:18 | Updated: 24 June 2013, 18:27

A man has been killed and four others have been injured in a crash in Littleport.

Emergency services were called to New River Bank, close to The Swan pub, just before 2pm today (Thursday).

They arrived to find a crash between three vehicles.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent two rapid response vehicles and three ambulances.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "A man has sadly died and our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident.

One casualty has been airlifted in a serious condition with three others suffering minor injuries going by land, all to Addenbrooke's Hospital."

Update - 4:30pm Friday 21 June.

Cambridgeshire Police have named the man killed in the crash as 18 year old Jack Ure, from Little Downham.

Jack was driving a Renault Clio.

Two passengers in the car, a 17 year old and 18 year old, both from Littleport, were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

Police have also confirmed that the two other vehicles involved were a Mercedes driven by a 65 year old woman and a Land Rover driven by a 45 year old man.

Both of these people were also taken to hospital.

Update - 9:30am Monday 24 June.

Jack's family have released the following tribute: "Jack, a dear and wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to all he came in contact with.

He was a very bright young man with a wicked sense of humour. He was at the centre of numerous escapades both in and out of college, but was always able to extricate himself with his quick wit and winning smile.

Jack was an active learner and fully involved himself in college work and life style. He was also a much loved member of the community, working in the local village shop for the last 4 years.

No one thought more highly of Jack than he did himself, but with his tongue firmly in his cheek. Never afraid to voice opinion, he loved a debate and would happily take the opposing view to everyone else, just to prove that he could win the argument.

Our favourite 'Ureism': 'I'm kind of a big deal' is now immortalised in a mural by his friends at the college.

A sport lover, he was a popular captain of the college football team and a talented player. He was however, knowledgeable about pretty much any sport and always willing to talk sport.

He was a popular member of the small Ely sixth form college. He finished his last A level exam on Thursday morning and left the college in high spirits, promising to see everyone at the Summer Ball, where he'd been nominated for a number of awards- none of them for his work!

We would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are of his friends and acquaintances, thanking them for their support in this difficult time.

We love you Jack, mum, dad, Lucy and all the family."