Tributes to 'inspiring' art tutor killed in crash

PUPILS of a teacher killed in a car accident have today paid tribute to their “inspiring” art tutor.

PUPILS of a teacher killed in a car accident have today paid tribute to their “inspiring” art tutor.

Messages and flowers left at the scene of the two-car crash just outside Stutton, near Brantham, remember Sarah Lee, from Colchester, as “happy and always smiley.”

The 24-year-old had been teaching at the Royal Hospital School, in Holbrook, since the beginning of this term, but in that short time it is evident from the dozens of messages left by her pupils, she made her mark.

“You were always happy and so smiley every time I saw you,” said Gemma. “I think you have inspired the whole class to strive for better things. Your smile will stay in my heart forever, thank you for everything that you have done for me. I will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Miss Lee.”

Another pupil, Sophie, added: “Thank you for inspiring us in art. Good times planning your wedding. We all miss you and you will never be forgotten.”

And Carys said: “You were an amazing person and you don't deserve to go. You only went to be God's angel, we will always remember you. We all miss you so much. Rest in peace Miss Lee.”

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In her tribute Molly remembers Miss Lee's “amazing irregular choice of heels.”

She said: “In just a few weeks you helped and inspired every pupil you taught. There will always be a place in my heart for you.”

Another simply reads, “53 messages for 53 hearts you touched and you will be missed by every one of them. All our love.”

Miss Lee was pronounced dead at the scene of the double-fatal, after an Audi driven by Matthew Anderson, from Holbrook, collided with her blue Ford Focus.

Mr Anderson, 24, was also killed in the accident. Miss Lee's partner, who was a passenger in her car was taken to Colchester General Hospital after the crash, but was said to have suffered only minor injuries and shock.

Suffolk police are investigating the accident and officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash or anyone who saw either of the vehicles on the road prior to the accident.

Anyone with any information should contact Pc Roy Dade on 01473 613500.

Meanwhile, the inquest into the two deaths was due to be opened today at Ipswich Magistrates Court, in Elm Street, today.