Parents of Matthew Woodward, 18, who died in a crash on the A134 at Mundford, pay tribute to their “caring” son who had a “quick witty sense of humour”

The family of Matthew Woodward, 18, have paid tribute to him after he was killed in a car crash. Pic

The family of Matthew Woodward, 18, have paid tribute to him after he was killed in a car crash. Picture: Woodward family - Credit: Archant

The parents of a teenager who died following a crash on the A134 at Mundford have paid tribute to their son's 'cheeky smile' and 'quick witty sense of humour'.

The A134, close to the Lynford Stag, heading towards Munford. Picture: Archant

The A134, close to the Lynford Stag, heading towards Munford. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Matthew Woodward, of Shropham, near Attleborough, died on Saturday when his red Mini Cooper was involved in a collision with a blue Vauxhall Zafira.

Mr Woodward was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement issued via Norfolk police, the parents of the 18-year-old said: 'If you knew or ever got the chance to meet our beautiful boy, you'd know he was one of the most polite, caring, funny young men you could ever wish to meet.

'With his cheeky smile and his quick witty sense of humour, there was never a dull moment in his company.

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'He worked hard at night to earn his money to make his little Mini stand out from the crowd. His pride and joy, which sadly never brought him home.

'We as parents would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contacted us with their kind words of condolences, help and food parcels.'

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They added: 'Our family and ourselves now need some time to ourselves just to grieve and would appreciate some time alone to do this.

'We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.X'

The incident happened at 5am and both the East of England Ambulance Service and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent crews to attended. A woman in her 50s suffered serious injuries and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, for further treatment.

MORE: Fatality in A134 Mundford collision Two other people were described as walking wounded and were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. The A134 was closed for several hours while investigations took place. The former Wayland Academy pupil, who worked at delivery firm DPD, was part of the car meet-up club, Public Disturbance.Members of the club are dedicating their car meet on Saturday, October 28 to his memory. The event will take place at the Thetford Retail Park from 7pm. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or anyone who may have seen the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident, should contact Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101.

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