Tributes to ‘cheeky’ Lakenham teenager Jordon Watson who died in A47 crash
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Tributes are pouring in for 'cheeky' teenager Jordon Watson who died in a crash on the A47.
Jordon, 19, from Lakenham in Norwich, was killed after the car he was driving and a flatbed recovery lorry crashed near the Acle roundabout between Norwich and Great Yarmouth just after 1.30am on Saturday.
Sarah Bird, employment job coach at MINT, a project set up by City College Norwich to help young people aged between 16 and 25-years-old overcome barriers to find employment, paid tribute to the teenager.
She said: 'Jordon was a real cheeky chap with a great sense of humour and a real sparkle in his eyes.
'Under his tough exterior, Jordon was a really sensitive lad that wanted to make something of himself.
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'There was something very special about Jordon and he had so much potential which I told him regularly.
'The news of Jordon's untimely passing is so very very sad and I will miss him popping into the office just to say hello.
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'My thoughts are with Jordon's family and friends.'
She added the teenager joined the MINT project in June 2016 following his time at City College Norwich.
Staff from the City College Norwich, who supported Jordon during his time on the college's Ready2 programme, said: 'We were all very sad to hear the tragic news about Jordon Watson. He was an incredibly likeable and warm-hearted young man, who we saw as cheeky and bright with lots of potential.
'Our thoughts are with everybody who were fortunate enough to know him, and we would like to offer our sincere condolences during this upsetting time.'
An online GoFundMe page, set up to raise £1,000 for his funeral, has gone over the halfway mark.
No-one else was injured in the A47 crash.
The incident meant the busy road, including the Acle Straight, was closed between Norwich and Great Yarmouth for more than five hours.
Anyone who saw the crash should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Norfolk police on 101.
To donate to the GoFundMe page visit www.gofundme.com/jordon-watson-funeral-fund