Family pays tribute to brothers killed in crash near Papworth Everard

THE family of two young brothers who were killed in a three-vehicle crash near Papworth Everard have said the deaths have left “a huge hole” in their lives.

THE family of two young brothers who were killed in a three-vehicle crash near Papworth Everard have said the deaths have left “a huge hole” in their lives.

Matthew Jacobs, 19 and his brother Mitchell Jacobs, 18, died when the black Fiesta they were travelling in collided with two cement mixer lorries.

The crash took place in Brockley Road, Elsworth at 5.15pm on Wednesday (August 11).

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.


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The brothers lived with their parents in Saddlers Way, Chatteris.

They leave behind mother Rosemary, father Mick, sister Abbie and many close relatives.

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In a statement, the family said: “Both Matthew and Mitchell were former students at Cambridge Regional College and were well liked and loved by many and will be dearly missed.

“Matthew had just started as a volunteer at I-Trust in Waterbeach and Mitchell was an apprentice with Stagecoach in Cambridge.

“Both boys had a fantastic sense of humour, and their deaths have left a huge hole in our lives and the lives of those who knew them.

“We wish to thank everybody for their thoughts and kind words at this difficult time, and ask that the family be given time to grieve in peace.”

INFORMATION: Anyone with information about the crash, should contact PC Francis Crawford on 0345 4564564.

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