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Tributes to 19-year old killed in collision on A421

Thomas Smith who was known as Tom Credit: Family photo

The family of a 19-year old who died in a collision on the A421 in Bedfordshire say he was a loving and caring boy with a cheeky smile.

Thomas Smith who was known as Tom to family and friends, was killed in a collision involving a van and a lorry on Thursday 1st November.

He was a passenger in a white Volkswagen van when it collided with the HGV, which was parked in a layby next to the eastbound carriageway, between Cardington and Great Barford. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Tom was a very loving and caring boy and his death has left a massive void in our lives that will never be filled. We will always remember the good times and his cheeky smile."

– Family statement

A 38-year old man from Bedford was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.