Tributes to 'little star' killed in moped crash

FRIENDS and family of a young woman killed in a moped crash have paid moving tribute to “the brightest star in the sky”.

Tom Potter

Friends and family of a young woman killed in a moped crash have paid moving tribute to “the brightest star in the sky.”

Described as helpful, friendly, kind and funny, the victim, believed to be Kirstie Seaman, from Ipswich, inspired a flood of heartfelt memories and messages of affection following her tragic death on a Suffolk road this week.

Kirstie died when her Honda moped collided with a car and a van on the A137, between Wherstead and Tattingstone, on Monday morning.

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Those close to her have been quick to pay tribute to a well respected young woman who will be missed by everyone who knew her.

More than 100 people have joined a Facebook page set up in her memory by friend Kirsty Haffenden, who described her as the brightest star in the sky.

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Kirstie, who lived in Ipswich, was regarded by older brother Ben as his “little star.” “We miss you so much,” he said.

Former neighbour Tara Michelle Paulley said she had fond memories of Kirstie when they were both children, adding “You are with the angels now, mine and my family's thoughts are with your family.”

Joe Guglielmi, who knew Kirstie from the age of 11, called her the most beautiful, most cheerful, most perfect girl he ever met. “Rest in peace, my darling,” he said. “I will always, always, always think of you.”

Friend Zachariah Deeks said couldn't have wished for a better friend and described Kirstie as “always caring, always there and always smiling.”

Suffolk police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, which happened at 6.40am on Monday on the A137. Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the collision take place to contact PC Richard Godden at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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