Crash teenager 'lived life to the full'

THE parents of a teenager killed in a road crash in Chelmsford have paid tribute to their son as police renew their appeal for witnesses.Eighteen-year-old Kia Joslin, from Anderson Avenue, Chelmsford, died two days after the collision in the town on Saturday.

By Sharon Asplin

THE parents of a teenager killed in a road crash in Chelmsford have paid tribute to their son as police renew their appeal for witnesses.

Eighteen-year-old Kia Joslin, from Anderson Avenue, Chelmsford, died two days after the collision in the town on Saturday.

Just after 5.30pm Kia lost control of his red Honda CBR 600 on Swiss Avenue and struck a stationary blue Peugeot 307.


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He was taken to the town's Broomfield Hospital by ambulance after receiving head and chest injuries but died there on Monday morning.

Yesterday , his family described Kia was an intelligent, popular and enthusiastic young man. He was born in Chelmsford and had lived all his life in the town. He attended Wells Park School in Chigwell and then Fornley Close School near Brighton.

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His mother, Amanda, said: “Kia had a full-time job and worked hard to achieve his goals in life. Kia's passion in life had always been motorbikes and it had always been in his blood.

“It was Kia's dream to ride motorbikes and he achieved this at the age of 18 which he was so proud of. He was a very strong-willed and independent young man who always lived life to the full and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

His father, Roger, added: “Although we are all suffering so much pain after his loss, he has let us know in his own way that he is still with us and that he will always be watching over us and helping us, especially his family which includes his brother Jason and sisters Nicola, Shannon and Tia. May you rest in peace Kia.”

Investigating officers are continuing to appeal for information and trace a man who was seen speaking to residents at the crash scene. He has been described as white and aged about 40 with a beard.

Police are appealing for any motorists who witnessed the moments leading up to the collision and who have not yet spoken with investigating officers to contact them at Chelmsford road policing unit on 01245 452918.

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