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Victim of A14 road crash named as Felixstowe teenager Ellie Nixon, 18

Ellie Nixon, 18, from Felixstowe, who died in a crash on the A14

Ellie Nixon, 18, from Felixstowe, who died in a crash on the A14

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A car driver who died after a crash on the A14 has been named as Ellie Nixon.

Ellie Nixon, 18, from Felixstowe, who died in a crash on the A14Ellie Nixon, 18, from Felixstowe, who died in a crash on the A14

Ellie, 18, was behind the wheel of a silver Ford Ka when it collided with a lorry in a lay-by on the eastbound carriageway of the road at Bucklesham between the Seven Hills and Kirton junctions last Wednesday.

Emergency services were called at 11.35pm, but Ellie was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family has today issued a tribute to Ellie, from Felixstowe.

The statement said: “Thank you for the overwhelming amount of support we have received over the past few days. We, the family, have taken great comfort in seeing and reading everyone’s personal tributes.

Floral tributes in the layby at Bucklesham on the A14, scene of the fatal accident on Wednesday night.Floral tributes in the layby at Bucklesham on the A14, scene of the fatal accident on Wednesday night.

“Ellie was a loving, caring, happy and smiley girl whose infectious personality clearly touched a huge amount of people.

“We would like everyone and anyone who knew Ellie to be involved with celebrating her life at the funeral, a date for which is still unknown.”

A spokesman from the Felixstowe Academy, where Ellie had been a pupil, said: “Staff and students were deeply saddened surrounding the tragic events involving former student Ellie Nixon.

“Everyone that knew Ellie has spoken of her amazing presence with her peers and the positive contribution she made to our community.

“Students and staff are taking time to reflect upon this sad news, but as a community we want to pass our thoughts and condolences to Ellie’s family.”

8 comments

  • jlumpkin - No-one has said that this horrific accident was due to use of a mobile unless you specifically know otherwise. Therefore, please don't speculate and cause the family and friends even more pain.

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    Steve Squirrell

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

  • I didnt know Ellie but i was shocked at how young she was, My sincere condolences go to her family and friends may she rest in peace Gob bless you all i am thinking of you all at this very sad time

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    JOYCE CLAPHAM

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • What a tragic accident thoughts are with her family... rest in peace beautiful xx

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    maria

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • foreverblueuk please think before you say things you don't know what happened so if you don't know anything then don't anything as your comments can be hurtful and a lie, i knew ellie she was a wonderful person and my thoughts go to her friends and family R.I.P Ellie xx

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    LRD1994

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Foreverblueuk - Nothing has been said about Ellie using her mobile unless you know something else? This is a tragic accident and I pray that Ellie is at peace and that her family get the support they need right now.

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    Steve Squirrell

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • What a sad loss for her parents and friends. Such a young lady with so much to offer the world. Terrible and my sympathies go to all affected.

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    Peter Turtill

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Sending condolences to her family and friends at this very sad time.So very,very sad.What a beautiful young girl.

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    Mary Mary

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • Very sad.......... Rest in Peace Ellie.

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    chantry

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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