More tributes to Norwich brothers killed in A140 crash who ‘brought a smile to everyone’

Floral tributes on the A140 near Horsham St Faiths where a car crash claimed the lives of two men.By

Floral tributes on the A140 near Horsham St Faiths where a car crash claimed the lives of two men.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Work colleagues of a confectioner who was one of two brothers killed in a crash on the A140 have revealed their 'shock' at the death of the popular worker.

Shane and Sam Nobbs, who were both in their 20s and from the Norwich area, had been travelling in a black Honda Civic along the A140 at Horsham St Faith when the car was involved in a crash with a red LDV Maxus at about 8am on Saturday.

The brothers both died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the LDV van was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he remains in a 'critical but stable condition'.

Andrew Bell, managing director of Linzers Bakery, based on the Sweet Briar Industrial Estate in Norwich, paid tribute to Sam, who had worked there for the past couple of years.

He said: 'He was a cheerful, enthusiastic person who had a talent for his role as a confectioner in the company.

'He will be much missed by his workmates who are all very shocked by the accident.'

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People who knew the brothers have posted tributes on social media, including Facebook.

Heidi Nobbs said: 'My two nephews Sam Nobbs and Shane Nobbs...In shock and lost for words. Can't believe you're gone. Life is so cruel...You were always such happy boys and always laughing, bringing a smile to everyone's face. Will treasure the memories we had together forever!

'You were always together and now together in heaven...Will miss you both soo much! Sweet dreams boys RIP luv oos xxx'

Louis Kerton posted: 'RIP Shane & Sam Nobbs. Gone too soon, thoughts are with your family and friends. Stay golden boys & look after each other x rip x'

Charlie Marrison said: 'You always hear that things like this happen, but you never expect it to be your friends. In absolute shock. Rest in peace Shane Nobbs and Sam Nobbs. It was always 'Shane and Sam' or 'Sam and Shane', at least you were with each other.'

Codie Henderson said: 'I really can't believe it RIP Shane & Sam Nobbs. Poor lads. Will be missed.'

Trent Robert Arthurton said: 'R.i.p Shane Nobbs Sam Nobbs, still can't believe it, will be missed by a lot of people.'

The deaths come just days after Norfolk's police and crime commissioner Lorne Green launched a new road safety campaign aimed at young drivers.

Mr Green said: 'What a waste of two lives. What an absolute tragedy. My first thoughts go to the family and friends of those two young people and a third person who was very seriously injured.'

He added: 'I'm not going to let up and these tragic events just make me even more determined to do what I can to make our roads safe.'

Police are appealing for information and witnesses – if you can help, contact 101.

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