Tributes paid to studious and kind pupil

TRIBUTES have been paid today to a 15-year-old student who died after he was in collision with a lorry and a car on the A14. Ronnie Alex, a year ten student from King Edward VI Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds, was involved in an accident on Tuesday at about 6.30pm at Bury St Edmunds.

TRIBUTES have been paid today to a 15-year-old student who died after he was in collision with a lorry and a car on the A14.

Ronnie Alex, a year ten student from King Edward VI Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds, was involved in an accident on Tuesday at about 6.30pm at Bury St Edmunds.

The teenager, who lives in the Stowmarket area, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

His death has shocked the school community.

Special tutorials and an assembly have been held to inform the school's 1,350 students.

Geoff Barton, headteacher, said: "We have lost a student who exemplified everything that is good about King Edward VI. Ronnie was studious, kind and passionate about learning.

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“He was well respected by staff and pupils alike. His death is a real loss to the school. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Patricia O'Brien, Suffolk County Councillor with responsibility for children, schools and young people's services, passed on her condolences to the family.

Mrs O'Brien said: “This is a tragic incident. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the student's family and friends, and to all the students and staff at the school who will be greatly affected by this.”

It is believed the 15-year-old was on the Newmarket-bound carriageway of the A14 between the Moreton Hall and Tesco exits of the road.

Police revealed yesterday that the boy was in collision with a lorry and then with a car. A police spokeswoman said investigations into the accident are ongoing and renewed an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

She said: “We have no further details about the incident but we are appealing for witnesses.”

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