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Family’s tribute to Diss High student Jordan Coppin who died after a crash near Eye

10:04 23 April 2012

18-year-old Jordan Coppin from Eye who died in a crash near Eye. Jordan is pictured here with him mum, Anne shortly before he died

18-year-old Jordan Coppin from Eye who died in a crash near Eye. Jordan is pictured here with him mum, Anne shortly before he died

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A heartbroken family has paid glowing tribute to a much-loved son and brother with a “heart of gold” and a “brilliant sense of humour” who died following a car crash.

Jordan Coppin, 18, from Eye, passed away in hospital following a crash in Yaxley.

His grieving mother Anne, stepfather David Gooderham and brothers Lawrence and Adam paid moving tribute to the Diss High School student.

They described him as someone who was “full of life” and with a great deal of potential to fulfil his ambition of becoming a primary school teacher.

Lawrence, 22, a management consultant with Accenture in London, said: “It is difficult to sum up someone who has been in your life since you can first remember. However, Jordan was an amazing brother who was full of life, confident and who had a brilliant sense of humour – truly someone who had so much potential in life.

“He was loved by everyone who ever met him, and I’d like to say how proud myself and Adam were of the man he was just becoming. He will always be in our hearts and minds and we look forward to seeing him again one day.”

Jordan attended the sixth form at Diss High School, where he was studying Classics, sociology and psychology. Before that he attended Hartismere School from the age of 11 to 16. His mother said he had hoped to become a primary school teacher and had received a glowing report during a work placement at nearby Stoke Ash.

Ms Coppin, 53, of Magdalen Street, Eye, a senior project worker for homeless charity, Solo, said: “The headteacher said Jordan’s ability with children was something that couldn’t be taught. He had a very close relationship with both his brothers. He and Adam were like twins. I was proud to be his mum.

“He had a heart of gold and was always walking around with a smile on his face. He used to call me his ‘old dear’ in front of his friends, which I think he quite liked. He was extremely popular.”

Jordan had just started a Sunday job at the local Co-op, while he also worked at the Cornwallis Country Hotel in nearby Brome, where his brother Adam, 20, is duty manager.

Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher at Diss High School, said Jordan would be sadly missed and they had asked students to come up with suggestions of how he should be remembered.

“He was a very popular boy. He was in line to get some good A-level results. He had a character that made people warm to him. We were all devastated to hear the news and there are a lot of people in the sixth form who are very upset,” she said.

Jim McAtear, headteacher at Hartismere School, said: “It is heartbreaking to see anyone’s life end so young, particularly someone we liked as much as Jordan. Our heart goes out to his family.”

Jordan died in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, on Wednesday following a collision at about 12.15am on Saturday, April 7 on Castleton Way in Yaxley, about half a mile east of the junction with the A140.

The red Rover 214 he was driving left the road and collided with a hedgerow and a tree.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Pc Stephen Griggs, at the Serious Collision Investigation Team, on 101.

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