Tributes to 'star' student Lucy

A TALENTED Ipswich art student killed in a car crash was today described as “a star”.Lucy Simmons, 17, of Eye Road, Rishangles, was killed when the car she was driving left the road and hit a tree yesterday morning.

A TALENTED Ipswich art student killed in a car crash was today described as “a star”.

Lucy Simmons, 17, of Eye Road, Rishangles, was killed when the car she was driving left the road and hit a tree yesterday morning.

She had been on her way to classes at Northgate High School and was just a short distance from her home.

Headteacher Neil Watts said: “It's tragic. She was very popular - very lively and full of personality.”

Lucy was in her second year at the school, studying art, psychology and religious studies A-levels, having joined the sixth form from Hartismere High School.

Mr Watts said: “She was a very talented art student and was predicted very good grades in all her subjects and an A in art - she was known as a star of the art department.

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“As we became aware yesterday of what had happened we spoke to her friends and members of staff. We have also been in contact with the family today and will continue that.

“Obviously everybody copes with this tragedy in a different way and we are carrying on but with a very heavy heart.”

Mr Watts said he understood that Lucy wanted to eventually go into fashion design.

The accident happened on the B1077 at Rishangles near Eye at around 8.30am on Tuesday morning.

Did you know Lucy Simmons? Would you like to pay tribute to her? Contact The Evening Star newsdesk on 014732 324789 or email starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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