Family tribute for crash victim

A FAMILY has today paid a touching tribute to Nicola Payne who died in a crash on the A12 last weekend.Mrs Payne, 32, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, was travelling as a front seat passenger in a green Ford Focus on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A12 at 2.50pm.

A FAMILY has today paid a touching tribute to Nicola Payne who died in a crash on the A12 last weekend.

Mrs Payne, 32, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, was travelling as a front seat passenger in a green Ford Focus on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A12 at 2.50pm on January 27 when the vehicle left the carriageway and collided with a tree shortly before Stratford St Mary.

Both she and the driver were airlifted to hospital but she later died from her injuries.

Mrs Payne was born and raised in Boreham, near Chelmsford and attended the Anglo European School in Ingatestone. She moved into the travel business working for Co-op Travel in Chelmsford, and later at Wickford where she became manager. More recently she had been working from home as a travel counsellor.


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In 2006 she married James and they lived in Maldon before moving to Kings Lynn.

Her parents, Neil and Carol, said: “Nicola achieved a lot in her short life, both at work and in her personal life. She married James in 2006, and they recently moved to Norfolk where they were making a new and happy life together. Nicola was a loving wife, daughter, and sister. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her”

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She also leaves an older sister, Sara.

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