Hundreds of pounds raised for family of Jordon Watson, 19, who died in A47 Acle crash
PUBLISHED: 08:21 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 11:26 16 May 2017
An online fundraising page has raised hundreds of pounds for the funeral of teenager Jordon Watson, who was killed in a crash on the A47.
Jordon, aged 19, from Lakenham, died after a car and a flatbed recovery lorry crashed near the Acle roundabout between Norwich and Great Yarmouth just after 1.30am on Saturday.
Norfolk police confirmed the teenager, who was driving the car, died at the scene.
A relative of the 19-year-old has set up a GoFundMe page to raise £1,000 for the funeral.
Nearly half the target was donated by Monday afternoon.
One comment from the online fundraising page read: “It’s so heartbreaking.
“I can’t believe he’s gone. We hadn’t spoken in years but he has always been in my heart.
“He will be missed by so many people. RIP.”
Another tribute read: “Jordon, you are one lad that will be truly missed.
“Your little baby face with those blue eyes and your cheeky smile, as well as the stories you always told, me made me laugh. Taken far too soon RIP.”
One of the funeral donors said: “Shocked and saddened to hear of your devastating loss.
“You are all in our thoughts and we send our sincere condolences to all Jordon’s family. God bless.”
Another emotional tribute read: “You were a lovely lad and I’m pleased I met you.
“Another angel taken far too soon. RIP. Sleep tight.”
Donations on the GoFundMe page are as high as £100.
After the crash, firefighters from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Acle went to the scene, along with police officers and paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust.
Crews used cutting equipment to get the teenager out of the car and they were then taken into the care of the ambulance service.
No-one else was injured.
The crash meant the A47, including the Acle Straight, was closed between Norwich and Great Yarmouth for more than five hours.
Anyone who saw the crash, or the manner of driving of either vehicle beforehand, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Norfolk police on 101.
• To donate to the GoFundMe page visit www.gofundme.com/jordon-watson-funeral-fund