Death crash boy, 12, named

POLICE today named a 12-year-old boy who died following a crash near Peasenhall on Friday.

POLICE today named a 12-year-old boy who died following a crash near Peasenhall on Friday.

Luke Reid was one of the passengers in a Landrover which overturned around 5pm.

Luke, from West Kensington in London, was one of four people in the vehicle.

His family today paid tribute to him in a written statement. It read: “Luke was a bright light in all our lives. He was happy and loving and always interested in everyone. We miss him terribly and know how lucky we were to have had him in our lives.”


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Ambulance, police and the Air Ambulance attended the crash. A man and two other younger children were also in the car and sustained injuries.

They were taken to Ipswich Hospital, but none of them suffered serious injuries.

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The tragedy occurred on an un-named road between Peasenhall and Carlton, running between Rendham Road and a road near to the north end of Pipney Hill.

It is believed the driver of the Land Rover and his family are regular visitors to their holiday home, a farm on Mill Road. They visit most weekends according to people in the village.

Residents in Peasenhall told of their shock following the tragedy, offering kind words and sympathy.

Colin Hann, vice-chairman of Peasenhall Parish Council said: “Something like this happening on your doorstep involving the death of a child has made people feel very sad.

“People in the village are wondering who it is who died, not because they are nosy but because their thoughts are with the family and they are all wondering if it is someone they know.

“There is a huge amount of sympathy for the family from people living in the village, you can't help thinking it could have been me.”

Police want to speak to anyone who was in this area at the time, particularly the occupants of a large black car, possibly a Land Rover Discovery, seen driving along this road prior to the collision.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact PC Rick Godden at Suffolk Constabulary's Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.

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