Tributes to road crash teenager

FLORAL tributes today line the Ipswich road where a teenager died in a car crash this week, remembering her “smile and happiness”.

FLORAL tributes today line the Ipswich road where a teenager died in a car crash this week, remembering her “smile and happiness”.

Suffolk police today confirmed the identity of the 18-year-old woman as Sophie Underwood, from Foxhall Road.

She died following a three-car collision on the road where she lived shortly after 8pm on Tuesday outside the waste recycling centre.

Today, 20 bunches of flowers and candles were by the side of the road.

One reads: “Thank you for all of the good times. You will always be in my heart and you will be greatly missed. By Leanne.”

Another, left by Anna, said: “I'm glad to be taking away so many amazing memories of you but sad there will be no more. Your smile and the happiness you brought will live on forever.”

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Becki has left one reading: “A girl who loved life so much and truly lived for each day. I really can't remember seeing you without a smile on your beautiful face. A girl who touched so many hearts and will never be forgotten.”

Others said: “Words can't explain what you meant to me. Love you forever. By Morgan” and “I'm sorry for never telling you what you meant to me. You will always be in my heart. By Tom”

The accident saw another 18-year-old woman, who was driving the black Renault Clio car, also taken to Ipswich Hospital, along with a 53-year-old man driving a black Volkswagen Golf.

The woman remains in hospital with serious injuries but her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

The male Golf driver has been discharged.

Police closed the road from the junction with the A12 to Dobbs Lane for six-and-a-half hours while crash investigators worked at the scene.

Three fire engines attended the incident to release the casualties from the vehicles, who were then taken to hospital.

A grey Volkswagen Golf was also involved.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police: “An investigation into the incident is underway and police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision to call Pc Ben Coombes at police headquarters roads policing unit.”

Calls should be made to 01473 613500.

N Would you like to pay tribute to Sophie Underwood? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail

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