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A14: First picture of boy killed in A14 horror smash

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


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.

A 50-year-old lorry driver from Essex was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail.


  • yes i have left 2 valid comments none of which have been printed sad

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    Friday, August 24, 2012

  • William was my 2nd cousin and Christine was my aunt. We cannot believe they have been taken away from us like this. Christine was all of her niece's and nephew's favourite aunt and William was a typical young lad who did indeed love fishing. I'd like to mention the family dog tails was also taken that day. People have been very kind and my thoughts are especially with Christine's son and daughter - will's mum. My thoughts also go out to Phillip's family.

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    Thursday, August 23, 2012

  • how many more innocent people have to die before we adopt a no over taking policy for lorries at least 2 miles before bridge right to felixstowe with a 50 or 100 metre gap between each lorry

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    Thursday, August 23, 2012

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