Families of young adults killed in Methwold Hythe collision pay tribute to “fun-loving girl” and “family lad”
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The families of two young adults who were killed in a car crash have paid tribute to a 'fun-loving girl' and a 'one in a million' man.
Katie-Louise Rowland, 17, and her boyfriend Daniel Eyre, 21, were travelling in a green Mini Cooper on Severalls Road in Methwold Hythe when it came off the road and crashed into a tree.
The incident happened between 7pm on Sunday and 7am on Monday, meaning the couple could have been in the car for several hours before emergency services were alerted.
The family of Katie-Louise, from Methwold Hythe, have paid tribute to her as a 'fun-loving happy girl who lived life to the full', saying she had a 'big smile and even bigger heart'.
They described her as 'the best sister, daughter, granddaughter and niece that we could ever have wished for'.
'Katie will always be remembered for her choice words and mumbling, 'there's never anything to eat in this house' (i.e. no Mars bars or McDonalds).
'She has left us with a hole that no one will ever fill. Sleep tight sweetheart. Until we meet again x.'
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The family of Daniel, from Kings Lynn, described him as 'one in a million' and paid tribute to his 'loving and caring ways'.
His family – mother Valerie, father David, three sisters Kylie, Charlene and Natasha and grandad Charlie – said: 'He will be missed by many people, never be forgotten and always have a place within our hearts. He was a family lad, always so close to his mum, dad, sisters and grandad.
'He was such a handy man and when it came to helping someone he would always be there if we needed him. He loved spending time with close family members and his girlfriend Katie-Louise.
'Fly high baby, we love you so much. Words cannot explain how much you mean to us all.'
Residents in Methwold Hythe reacted with shock to the news of the tragedy on the country road, which leads to Southery and acts as an access for traffic to nearby farms and factories.
Mick Peake, King's Lynn and West Norfolk borough councillor for Denton Ward, said the road was 'not an accident black spot'.
The road was closed until around 1pm on Monday while police carried out investigations at the scene.
On Tuesday a multitude of floral tributes had been left at the crash site to Katie-Louise and Daniel.