School tribute to “wonderful” boy who died in crash

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A headteacher has paid tribute to a “wonderful young man” who died in a crash earlier this week.

As previously reported, 14-year-old Joby John was one of three who lost their lives in the crash on Heath Lane, near RAF Scampton.

Tributes poured in for Joby (pictured) and two others who lost their lives. Photo: Facebook

Karen Smith, head of school at Greenfields Academy in Grantham, said the school would not be the same without him.

“We were shocked and saddened to hear the news,” she wrote today. “Our thoughts are with all the families. Joby was a wonderful young man with a huge personality.

“He was always there to brighten your day. School will not be the same without him.”

Cuddly toys have been left in the flowers. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

The school has a fully qualified counsellor on site, who has been working with children and staff to support them.

A fundraising page has been set up to raise money to give crash victim Ricky Sharp a final goodbye. Photo: Family

The third victim has been named locally as Aiden Sawyer. Photo: Facebook

Two 17-year-old boys were also named locally as Aiden Sawyer and Ricky Sharp.

The crash involved a single silver Vauxhall Astra. Three others escaped with minor injuries.

People left flowers at the scene and held a remembrance event in tribute to the victims.

Tributes also continue to pour pouring in memory of the victims of the crash.

GoFundMe pages have already been set up to help raise money for the funerals of Joby and Ricky.

A big meet will take place on City Square in Lincoln on Saturday, March 30 at 11am, with a collection of balloons and flowers which will go to the crash scene.

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