Two die in road crash tragedies

PUBLISHED: 10:16 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010

ROAD accidents claimed the lives of two people at the weekend. Connor Holland, 17, of South Street, Litlington, was killed when the car he was driving, a white Renault Clio, left the road and hit a tree. And on Saturday, 79-year-old Joyce Littlewood, of C

ROAD accidents claimed the lives of two people at the weekend.

Connor Holland, 17, of South Street, Litlington, was killed when the car he was driving, a white Renault Clio, left the road and hit a tree.

And on Saturday, 79-year-old Joyce Littlewood, of Common View, Letchworth, died in a smash on the A505.

Tributes have been paid to "lively, enthusiastic" student Connor, who died in a crash which happened in Litlington Road, Abington Piggots, just before 1am on Sunday.

Two passengers in the car, both 17-year-old boys, sustained minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

A group of Connor's friends who contacted The Crow said in a statement: "Connor was loved so much by all of us.

"We miss you Connor, but you'll always be in our hearts."

Connor was a pupil at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, where he was studying for A-levels in business studies, economics, and history.

Sandra Hamilton-Fox, principal at the college, said: "Staff and students have been devastated to hear the news of Connor's death.

"He was a lively, enthusiastic and conscientious student, who was working with great determination to fulfil his ambition to go to university to study property planning and development.

"Connor was a very popular young man with many friends, who are shocked and saddened at his loss. Our thoughts are with his family at this time."

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who has further information on the incident, should contact Pc John Blood at the Cambridgeshire Police roads policing unit on 08454 564564, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Mrs Littlewood died after the car she and her husband were travelling in struck a tree on the A505, near Ashwell, on Saturday morning.

Police say the couple were travelling in a silver Suzuki Alto when it was in collision with a white Renault Mastervan driven by a man from Royston.

Mr Littlewood, 72, has been at Addenbrooke's Hospital since the accident, and is said to be in a comfortable condition.

The Herts Air Ambulance was called to the scene and the on-board doctor and paramedic accompanied him to hospital in an ambulance.

The van driver was unhurt.

An inquest into Mrs Littlewood's death was opened and adjourned by the Hertfordshire coroner on Tuesday.

The cause of death was given as multiple traumatic injuries.

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