Teen killed in three-vehicle collision in Littleport identified

A picture of Jack Ure taken in 2009 while he was a student at Ely College

A picture of Jack Ure taken in 2009 while he was a student at Ely College - Credit: Archant

A TEENAGER killed in a three-vehicle collision in Littleport on Thursday has been identified as Jack Ure.

Jack Ure

Jack Ure - Credit: Archant

The 18-year-old, of Downham Common, in Little Downham, was driving a Renault Clio when it was involved in a collision with two other vehicles shortly before 2pm in New River Bank, just past the Sandhill rail crossing.

A second passenger was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with suspected pelvic injuries. The driver of a Mercedes, a 65-year-old woman from Ten Mile Bank, and the driver of a Land Rover, a 44-year-old man from Ely, both suffered serious injuries in the smash and were taken to hospital.

Tributes to the former Ely College Sixth Form student have already started flooded in on social networking site Facebook, with scores leaving their condolences.

Abbie Hunt posted: “You were like the closest I had to a brother, it’s heartbreaking thinking that you’re gone. I can’t even believe it. All the memories we have together as families, it’ll never be the same again with out you.”


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Kim Hatchett posted: “You were such an amazing person Jack, you will be truly missed by so many. You have touched the lives of so many people and the memories we have with you will be remembered forever and cherished.”

Leanne Feast posted: “Still absolutely shell shocked to hear what has happened life is so cruel sometimes. Only last week were we having a giggle in the shop! You’ll be sadly missed by so many such a stunning fun loving boy taken so suddenly and too soon.”

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Susan Didlick, a coach at Ely Tennis Club, where Jack played, said: “He was really lovely lad. He will be missed.”

A keen sportsman, Jack also boxed for Haddenham and Ely Amateur Boxing Club while still at school and played football for Little Downham Swifts, appearing 23 times for the club last season.

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