Family pay tribute to Worlington crash victim Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant.

Matthew Grant. - Credit: Archant

A 24-year-old, killed in a crash which claimed the lives of three other people on Friday night, has been described as a “much loved son, brother, uncle and boyfriend”.

Messages on flowers left at the scene of a car crash in Worlington.

Messages on flowers left at the scene of a car crash in Worlington. - Credit: Archant

Matthew Grant, of Churchill Drive, Mildenhall was in a BMW M3 which was involved in a collision with a Hyundai I30 on the B1102 Freckenham Road on the outskirts of Worlington shortly before 8.15pm, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

He was one of four people who died in the crash. A 77-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman from Ely in Cambridgeshire in the Hyundai and a 28-year-old man from Mildenhall also in the BMW were pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Grant is the first of the four casualties to have been named by police.

In a statement issued through Suffolk Constabulary, his family said: “Twenty-four-year-old Matthew John Grant from Mildenhall sadly passed away following a road traffic accident on July 17 2015.

“He was a much loved son, brother, uncle and boyfriend. Matthew led a very outgoing and sociable life surrounded by friends and family.

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“His passion in life was motocross and music. He was well known and loved by all. He’s left a massive gap in our hearts and lives that can never be filled.

“We as a family are deeply sadden by our loss but will continue to keep his memory alive with our lovely times together.

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“Our thoughts go out to all other families involved in this tragic accident.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen the collision or either of the vehicles prior to the crash to come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation team on 101 quoting CAD 415 of July 17.

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