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Inquest is opened into fatal crash Lowestoft teenager who died in west Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 13:39 08 April 2011

AN inquest into the death of a popular Lowestoft teenager, who died in a crash in west Norfolk, was opened this week.

Taylor High, 19, of Hopelyn Close, was a passenger in a blue Renault Clio which was involved in a head-on collision with a red Peugeot 406 on the A17 at Clenchwarton, near King’s Lynn.

The inquest opening took place in Norwich on Wednesday morning.

The driver of the Clio, Taylor’s friend Jamie Gibbs, who is in his 20s and from Lowestoft, was badly injured in the crash, which happened at about 10.15pm on Saturday, March 26. He remains in a “serious but stable condition” in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

The driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 50s from the Lynn area, escaped serious injury.

Since the crash, hundreds of messages and tributes have been posted on the social networking site Facebook in dedication to Taylor and urging Jamie to “fight” and pull through.

A Norfolk police spokesman said this week that the investigation into the crash was ongoing. He said: “The driver remains in the same condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and police continue to appeal for witnesses in relation to the condition.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Richard Peck at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 0845 456 4567.

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