‘Beautiful’ woman who was killed in crash on A11 at Wymondham to be remembered at music and car festival

Kristie 'Kaz' Yaxley. Pic credit: Brad Del Scott.

Kristie 'Kaz' Yaxley. Pic credit: Brad Del Scott. - Credit: Brad Del Scott

A woman described as 'beautiful inside and out' who was killed in a crash on the A11 near Wymondham is to be remembered at a live music and car festival this summer.

Kristie 'Kaz' Yaxley. Pic credit: Brad Del Scott.

Kristie 'Kaz' Yaxley. Pic credit: Brad Del Scott. - Credit: Brad Del Scott

Kristie 'Kaz' Yaxley was a huge supporter of live music in Norwich and also had a big interest in the modified car scene.

But the 26-year-old was killed when the van she was driving was involved in a crash with a tractor on the A11 at Wymondham in August last year.

Emergency services, including the East of England Ambulance Service Trust were called but Miss Yaxley died at the scene.

But friends and family of Miss Yaxley are set to come together to remember her at a special day of live music and modified cars to be held in her memory.

The serious crash which closed the A11 northbound at Wymondham between a van and a tractor with a tr

The serious crash which closed the A11 northbound at Wymondham between a van and a tractor with a trailer. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016


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Kaz Fest, which will take place at Broad Farm, Fleggburgh, near Great Yarmouth between 10.30am and midnight on June 4, has been put together by Kelly Hydon who had been a friend of Miss Yaxley for about seven years.

The 35-year-old mother of four from Tuckswood, near Norwich said Miss Yaxley was part of her 'rock 'n' roll' family who enjoyed having barbecues and going to gigs.

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She said: 'I know its a cliché but she was beautiful inside and out. She was just such a lovely person.

'When we found out about the accident it just knocked us for six and the entire live music scene in Norwich and the modified car scene just felt such a loss.'

Miss Hydon said she was determined to do something so that Miss Yaxley's friends and family, including niece Mollie, could remember her.

The event, which will be raising money for the air ambulance which was called out after the crash, will have live music from 10 local bands including T, as well as a modified car show by Street Elite Cruiserz charity raffle, auction and family fun.

Miss Hydon said: 'It's gone absolutely crazy. We don't want people to forget her so its going to be a nice day for just for people to come and, even if they know about Kaz, they will do by the time they leave.'

Go to https://www.facebook.com/KazFest/ for more information.

An inquest into Miss Yaxley's death is due to take place in Norwich on Friday, May 5.

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