Tribute to teenage girl who died in collision on the A14

A family has paid tribute to a teenage girl who died following a collision on the A14 at Bury St Edmunds in April.

The incident occurred on the westbound carriageway between junctions 44 and 43 at around 1.30am on Monday 15 April.

A 16-year-old girl was involved in a collision with a lorry and sadly died at the scene.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Georgia Scarff from Bury St Edmunds.

Georgia’s family has asked Suffolk Constabulary to issue the following tribute on their behalf:

“We have been left devastated by the loss of our beloved Georgia. 

“Georgia was a star in every sense of the word, shining bright with the promise of a future filled with remarkable achievements and profound impact.

“She was a keen sports person, excelling in hockey, tchoukball, fitness training and more recently rugby. She had achieved both her Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and was already well into her Gold Award.

“Georgia was about to sit her GCSEs and was expected to do well and continue with A levels. She had an enquiring mind and a ready smile, a dry wit and maturity beyond her years.

“Georgia had so much potential and a bright future. She was a loyal and generous friend and was admired for her tenacity and courage. 

“Whilst she downplayed her successes, we were hugely proud of all her achievements. We know how missed she will be by all that knew her as a friend, peer, teammate, as her teacher or coach and especially by her family.  

“She was a star shining bright and we were blessed to have her for the short time we held her close, but we know she will always be with us in spirit.”

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