Family mourns popular youngster

JENNIFER Winton, who died in a horrific car crash at Freston, was a happy-go-lucky girl who loved going everywhere in her car.Jennifer, who was just 23, had been driving since she was 17 and had saved up to get her red Peugeot 205.

JENNIFER Winton, who died in a horrific car crash at Freston, was a happy-go-lucky girl who loved going everywhere in her car.

Jennifer, who was just 23, had been driving since she was 17 and had saved up to get her red Peugeot 205.

She died after an accident on the junction of the B1456 and B1080 at about 9.45pm on Thursday.

The car she was driving mounted a grass island at the junction, became airborne, hit a Give Way sign and ended up in a ditch.

The accident claimed the lives of Jennifer, of Holly Road in Kesgrave, and of 20-year-old Phillip Cotton of Orwell Road in Ipswich.

The two other passengers had a narrow escape.

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Jennifer's parents and her 20-year-old sister, Bonny, are now in mourning after the death of their beloved daughter and sister.

Jennifer's mother said: "We are just supporting each other, but words cannot describe how hard it is. It is very hard, so hard. Everybody has taken it so badly.

"We don't know what she was doing in Freston. I don't think she was going to see friends, she was just out and about in her car.

"We don't have any idea how the accident happened. It was just one of those things – an accident. We won't know until the inquest."

Jennifer, who worked as a stock controller for Sainsbury's, was a fun-loving young woman who relished her car and going out with her friends.

Her parents, Mr and Mrs Winton: "She loved her car. She would always polish it and had saved up to get it – before the car she had had a scooter.

"She had a wide circle of friends and I am sure she is going to be missed by them all.

"Jennifer was a happy-go-lucky, lovely girl who had a heart of gold and would do anything for anybody. She would give her last penny for somebody if they needed it.

"Words just cannot describe how we will miss her."

nThe family of Phillip Cotton are setting up a website for people to pay their tributes to the 20-year-old.

Mr Cotton's father Paul said he would be setting up the website in the next few days for anyone to add their messages. It can be found at www.philfogg.co.uk.

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