Tributes to teenage girl killed in road crash

THE devastated family of a popular teenage girl who died in a car crash have spoken of their pride for the life she lived.

Abbie Krinks, 18, was killed when her Ford Ka was in collision with a blue Iveco box van just outside Great Bentley yesterday morning.

Her family have today paid tribute to the dog groomer who had recently completed her studies at Otley College.

Her dad, Grenville, mother Sharon and her sister Jenny, 20, said: “Abbie - We love you so, so much.

“We are all so proud of what you have achieved in your life. You will be missed beyond belief.”

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The teenager was a former pupil of Elmstead County Primary and the Colne Community School in Brightlingsea.

She worked at Snoopies Grooming Salon at Little Bentley and had been on day release to college and had recently qualified.

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Abbie’s family said she was also a keen horserider and had a very active social life.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash at 8.50am on the A133 at its junction with Heckfords Road and anyone who can help should contact Stanway Road Policing Unit on 01206 762512.

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