Teenager who died in Fen road crash “the best person you could ever meet” says family in moving tribute

PUBLISHED: 19:48 02 April 2011

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The family of a teenager who died in a crash in the Fens have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Taylor High, 19, died after the car he was a passenger in was involved in a head-on collision.

He was a brick layer at Cooper and Denny in Reydon, near Southwold, and was in the first team of Corton Football Club.

His family issued a statement through Norfolk Police paying tribute to him.

It said: “Taylor was the most loving son, brother and friend and will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to ever meet him.

“Not just one of, but the best person you could ever meet. He had the personality that would brighten up any room, any party or anyone’s life.

“Taylor was good at every single thing he did. Every single sport he ever did he shone at, football being his favourite.

“He was an active lad who really lived everyday to the max and lived for the weekend with his friends who he adored.”

“His favourite hobbies were camping, fishing, football or anything where he was not siting for more than one minute, for example buying a rubber dinghy and attempting to make his way across the Broads.”

Mr High, of Hopelyn Close, qualified as a bricklayer at Cooper and Denny in September and he had been at the company for two and a half years.

Chris Cooper, a manager for Cooper and Denny, He said: “Taylor was very popular. His sense of humour and developing talents will be greatly missed.”

Mr High died after the Clio he was in was involved in a collision with a Peugeot on the A17 at Clenchwarton, near King’s Lynn at about 10.15pm on Saturday.

The Clio’s driver, a Lowestoft man in his early 20s, is in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, in a serious but stable condition.

Anyone with information on the collision should contact PC Richard Peck on 0845 456 4567.


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