Family pay tribute to 'darling boy' killed in crash

A FAMILY have paid an emotional tribute to their “darling boy” who was killed in a car crash before Christmas.

Jonathan Schofield

A FAMILY have paid an emotional tribute to their “darling boy” who was killed in a car crash before Christmas.

Thomas Carr, 23, from Dalham, died in West Suffolk Hospital, in Bury St Edmunds, on December 13 after suffering serious injuries in a road traffic collision in Front Street, Ousden, near Newmarket.

In a tribute released today his family described him as a young man who brought smiles from the day of his birth on October 6, 1986.


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The tribute said: “Tom was only 23 years old but had the enthusiasm and drive of someone much older, yet still remained able to be laid back and relaxed. He lived life to the full, always believing the cup to be half full not half empty. Never willing to let an adventure go by without him being part of it.

“He had wonderful friends who he loved dearly. They have made us realise just how well thought of and loved he was throughout the area. We thank you for this, and all the cards and letters from people who knew him.

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“We have been told tales of Tom's friendship, helpfulness, encouragement, support as well as practical jokes. He truly will be missed by all who knew him. He seemed to touch so many peoples' lives making them a richer place for him having been there.

“While we mourn the loss of our darling boy, we are immensely proud of the man he became. Bringing smiles since 6th October 1986.”

Emergency services were called to Front Street at 7.15pm on Sunday, December 13, after a blue Ford Ranger left the road outside a farm and collided with bushes and a tree.

Firefighters freed Mr Carr from the pick-up truck. He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries later that night.

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