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Family tribute to Lincoln teen Matty Ellis killed in crash

The family of Lincoln teenager Matty Ellis who died in a car crash near Alford on Good Friday have paid their tributes.

The 16 year-old boy’s family thanked the emergency services a hospital staff who cared for their son following the incident.

“We would like to thank everybody for the overwhelming support shown for Matt.

“We would also like to take this time to thank all the emergency services for their outstanding care; a special thank you to Hull Royal Infirmary for giving him the best possible chance.

“Our sympathy also extends to all families involved in the accident.

“From such a young age, Matty had shown incredible levels of kindness, love and care to every person that he touched.

“He had just started a new chapter into adulthood by achieving an apprenticeship with Soper BMW; already showing his high levels of independence by settling into his new role so quickly.

“Matthew’s friends had described him as one of the most generous guys that they knew and this generosity extended by him becoming an organ donor.

“Matt will be remembered for his sociable, thoughtful and loyal character. His light will continue to shine and forever he will be in our hearts.”

Hundreds of friends and family of Matty Ellis gathered at Lincoln Cathedral to release balloons in his memory. Photo: Emily Norton
Hundreds of friends and family of Matty Ellis gathered at Lincoln Cathedral to release balloons in his memory. Photo: Emily Norton

On April 21, hundreds gathered at Lincoln Cathedral to pay their respects to the teenager, letting of balloons and holding a moments’ silence.

Matty Ellis was in a black Vauxhall Corsa when it collided with a red Ford C-Max and a white Mercedes van on the A1104 at Snape Hill, Saleby near Alford on April 19.

Three 17-year-old boys who were in the Corsa with Matty are still in hospital with serious injuries.