'A laugh no-one could ever forget': Tribute to man, 25, who died in crash

A 25-year-old man has died after the car he was in collided with a tree

A 25-year-old man has died after the car he was in collided with a tree - Credit: Essex Police/supplied by the family

The family of a 25-year-old man who died after a car crash in north Essex have paid tribute to him, saying he lived life to the fullest and had "a laugh no-one could ever forget". 

Jake Blease died after the blue Ford Fiesta he was in left Witham Road, Cressing, and crashed into a tree at around 12.20am on Saturday, September 25. 

In a statement, Mr Blease's family said: "Jake loved life and lived it to the fullest, he had a cheeky smile and a laugh no-one could ever forget.

“He was adored by his two little sisters and loved by everyone.

"He was a great son, step-son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

“He touched so many people’s lives and was blessed to have such a wide range of friends, none of whom will ever forget his kindness or his infectious personality."

Community leaders in Cressing have also passed on their "sincere condolences" to Mr Blease's family after the incident.

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Cressing Parish Council said in a statement: "Cressing Parish Council was distressed to hear of the fatal accident on the B1018 last weekend that took the life of Jake Blease.

"The loss of anyone under these circumstances is tragic, but the loss of a young man with his future still ahead of him is difficult to comprehend.

"The parish council sends its sincere condolences to Jake’s family and friends at such a difficult time."

Revd Heike Prentice, vicar of Cressing, said: "We were incredibly saddened to hear about the tragic accident on Saturday night, which cruelly took a young man’s life.

"At such sad times it’s difficult to express loss and devastation and our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected - family, friends and loved ones, and also the members of our ermegency services who are dealing with such incidents."

A 24-year-old man and 25-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, and drug driving. 

The pair are currently on bail until October 14. 

Essex Police is asking anyone who may have seen how the vehicle was being driven, or anyone who has footage of the moments leading up to the crash, to come forward. 

If you have any information about the incident you can submit a report online quoting incident 17 of September 25. 

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