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UPDATE: Tributes paid to 24-year-old Mildenhall man Matthew Grant, killed in Worlington crash

Tributes have been paid to a “much loved son, brother, uncle and boyfriend” who was one of four people killed in a two vehicle car crash at Worlington on Friday, July 17.

Matthew Grant, 24, from Churchill Drive in Mildenhall was in a BMW M3 that was in a head-on collision with a Hyundai I30 on the B1102 Freckenham Road just before 8.15pm.

Much Loved: Matthew Grant
Much Loved: Matthew Grant

He was one of four people to die in the crash – a 77-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman from Ely in Cambridgeshire in the Hyundai and a 28-year-old man from Mildenhall, named locally as Chris Merchant, also in the BMW were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Mr Grant’s family today released the following tribute: “He was a much loved son, brother, uncle and boyfriend.

“Matthew led a very outgoing and sociable life surrounded by friends and family. His passion in life was motor cross and music. He was well known and loved by all, he’s left a massive gap in our hearts and lives that can never be filled.

“We as a family are deeply sadden by our loss but will continue to keep his memory alive with our lovely times together. Our thoughts go out to all other families involved in this tragic accident.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen the collision or either of the vehicles prior to the crash.

Anyone with any information should contact the Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation team on 101 quoting CAD 415 of July 17.


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