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Tributes have been paid to a "much-loved" man who died following a three car crash near Ipswich this week.

Police have named the victim of the collision on the A137 between Brantham and Tattingstone on Wednesday as Thomas Pickering, 21, from Woolverstone.

Mr Pickering's family paid tribute to him and said: "Thomas Peter Pickering, Tom to his friends.

Tributes have been paid to Thomas Pickering, 21, from Woolverstone, who died in a crash on the A137 between Brantham and Tattingstone on Wednesday, August 26. Picture: Suffolk Police (41411073)
Tributes have been paid to Thomas Pickering, 21, from Woolverstone, who died in a crash on the A137 between Brantham and Tattingstone on Wednesday, August 26. Picture: Suffolk Police (41411073)

"Only 21 years of age, he was a hard worker and a talented artist and musician with a cheeky sense of humour.

"A very much-loved son, boyfriend and friend to those who were lucky enough to have known him."

Police were called just after 10.45pm on Wednesday to reports of a collision involving three vehicles: a Kia Ceed, a Saab 9-3 and a Volkswagen Golf.

Mr Pickering, who was the driver of the Kia, died at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle, a woman aged in her 20s, was taken was taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Saab, a teenage woman, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a serious head injury.

The driver the Volkswagen, a woman aged in her 30s, suffered minor injuries.

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