Tributes To Teenager Killed In A14 Crash
29 May 2015, 06:10 | Updated: 29 May 2015, 06:11
A teenager who died after a car crash near Bury St Edmunds has been described as a "popular student" who will be "sorely missed".
18 year-old John Walsh from Ash Road in Onehouse suffered head injuries after a single vehicle crash on the A14 near Rougham at around 12.35pm on Tuesday.
In a statement his family said: "We as a family are absolutely devastated by the loss of our beloved John, who passed away following a tragic accident on the A14 at Rougham on Tuesday.
"Despite strenuous efforts by all the emergency services at the scene, he had unfortunately sustained extensive injuries which proved fatal.
"He was travelling in his car with his girlfriend, who thankfully only sustained minor injuries.
"Knowing the kind of loving, caring person John was, we decided to donate his organs for transplant, as we know this would have been his wish. The family would like to express its thanks to the staff at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, for their loving care of John.
"John was well known in the local community through his association with Stowmarket Rugby and Judo clubs. He was a very popular student at West Suffolk College.
"He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him."
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident and are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact PC Karl Hale at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 168 of yesterday, Tuesday 26 May.