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Family tribute to teenager who died in Littleport crash

PUBLISHED: 09:51 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 09:52 25 June 2013

Jack Ure

Jack Ure

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The family of a teenager who died in a road accident have paid tribute to a "dear and wonderful son".

Jack Ure, of Pymoor, near Ely, died after the Renault Clio he was driving was involved in a collision with a Mercedes and a Land Rover at the bridge near the Swan at New River Bank, Littleport, on Thursday.

Many tributes and flowers have been placed at the spot where the teenager died, with others taking to social media websites such as Twitter to pay their respects.

One wrote that Ely College, where he studied and was captain of the college football team, was “completely crushed” by his death.

In a statement, Jack’s family said he was a “very bright young man with a wicked sense of humour”.

“He was at the centre of numerous escapades both in and out of college but was always able to extricate himself with his quick wit and winning smile,” he added.

“No one thought more highly of Jack than he did himself – but with his tongue firmly in his cheek. Never afraid to voice opinion, he loved a debate and would happily take the opposing view to everyone else, just to prove that he could win the argument.”

He was known for his ‘Ureism’ sayings, with his family’s favourite being: “I’m kind of a big deal,” which has now been immortalised by his friends at the college.

Jack was also a “much-loved member of the community”, his family said, who had worked in the village shop for the past four years and fully involved himself in college work and lifestyle.

“We would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are of his friends and acquaintances, thanking them for their support in this difficult time,” the statement added.

“We love you Jack – mum, dad, Lucy and all the family.”

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