Family pays tribute to teenager killed in crash on outskirts of Norwich

A teenager who was killed in a crash on the outskirts of Norwich last week has today been described as a 'wonderful young man' by his heartbroken family.

Matt Meacham-Roberts died when the silver Peugeot he was driving was involved in a crash with a blue Citroen car at about 10am on Wednesday.

The accident happened on the B1150 North Walsham Road between the junction of Crostwick Lane, Spixworth and the Norwich Rugby Club.

The family of Mr Meacham-Roberts, a former City College Norwich student who worked at McDonalds at Hoveton, near Wroxham, have issued a statement paying tribute to the 19-year-old.

It said: 'Matthew was so kind and generous, always smiling and always happy. He loved playing football and was a season ticket holder at Norwich City. He was always interested in the Army and seemed destined to be a soldier after studying public services at City College. He enjoyed working at McDonalds in Wroxham and had many good friends. He is very much missed and loved by both family and friends, and will be remembered as a wonderful young man full of promise for the future but lost too soon.'

Mr Meacham-Roberts died at the scene of the crash, while the male driver and the female passenger of the other vehicle were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment.

Police have urged witnesses to the crash or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident to call the Norfolk Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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