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A14: First picture of boy killed in A14 horror smash

PUBLISHED: 13:16 23 August 2012

William Taylor, 15, from Coventry, who died with his grandmother Christine Taylor in a car crash on the A14 in Suffolk on Monday

William Taylor, 15, from Coventry, who died with his grandmother Christine Taylor in a car crash on the A14 in Suffolk on Monday

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HEARTBROKEN friends have paid tribute to a teenager who died following a horror crash on the A14.

William Taylor, aged 15, of Welsh Road, Coventry, suffered multiple injuries in the pile-up on Monday and died later in hospital.

He was a passenger in a Fiat Punto being driven by his grandmother, Christine Taylor, 59, of Clovelly Road, Wyken, who died at the scene.

A second passenger, a man in his 60s believed to be Philip Wall, suffered serious injuries and remains critically ill in hospital in Addenbrooke’s.

William was a hugely popular pupil at Stoke Park School and Community Technology College, in Coventry, and was a keen carp fisherman.

Two Facebook pages have already been set up in his memory, attracting dozens of comments from devastated friends.

Family friend Karen Wootton Simpson wrote: “To a lovely lad who was like another son to us.

“Going to miss your big smile.”

School mate Laura Conniff said: “You are being missed so very much, words can’t even explain.”

Friend Bradley Duncan, 21, said: “Will miss you loads mate, we are all thinking of you and your family. Gone too soon.”

And Ashleigh May Nicholson wrote: “The boy who put a smile on my face has now gone.”

The accident happened near the Trimley sliproad on the A14 between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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