Tributes paid to Taunton crash victim Jessica White

Somerset County Gazette: Jessica White, who died following the collision. Jessica White, who died following the collision.

MOVING tributes have been paid to a “lovely” and “incredibly popular” young woman who died after a car crash in Taunton.

Jessica White, 23, an events coordinator at Taunton’s Holiday Inn, died from her injuries after the car she was driving hit a wall in Wellington Road last Friday (April 18).

Jessica, who lived at Ilminster, had previously studied at Heathfield School and Somerset College.

Her mother, Sharon Evans, posted a tribute on her daughter’s Facebook page.

She said: “I love you so very much and I'm so very proud of everything you ever achieved in life.

“I cannot and do not want to believe you have gone my very precious Jess (jellybaby).”

She also said: “You will never be forgotten and the love will never die.

“I'm so stunned and feel so empty I really don't know what to say. I love you more than words could ever express.”

Floral tributes from friends and family have been left by the scene of the accident; there was also a minute’s silence before the start of Taunton Sunday League side Blue Park Rangers’ final football match of the season, with the players wearing black armbands as a mark of respect during their game against Williton.

Kieran Conway, who played a part in Rangers’ victory at Priorswood Park, posted a comment on Jessica’s profile with a picture of his ‘Division 3 Winners’ trophy.

He said: “Three Conway brothers score. Such an honour to score in front of Jess White’s family & friends.”

Chris Freer, general manager at the Holiday Inn where Jessica worked said: “Jess was a lovely girl who approached everything she did at work with great enthusiasm and such a positive frame of mind.

“Although only here for a relatively short time, Jess was incredibly popular and will be missed very much by everyone at the Holiday Inn Taunton.”

Police are asking for any witnesses to Friday’s collision, which happened at 12.45am, to contact them on 101.

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7:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

St. Austell says...

We are yet to learn how a person driving a car in Wellington Road in Taunton, which is subject to strict speed limits, could be killed after hitting a wall. Hopefully an inquest will reveal facts, that is unless there is something clandestine regarding this unfortunate episode!
We are yet to learn how a person driving a car in Wellington Road in Taunton, which is subject to strict speed limits, could be killed after hitting a wall. Hopefully an inquest will reveal facts, that is unless there is something clandestine regarding this unfortunate episode! St. Austell
  • Score: -15

12:16pm Fri 25 Apr 14

speedy1003 says...

Apparently she was a drink driver.How can you cause such injuries at 30mph heaven knows. Such an awful loss of life.If it turns out she was over the limit let this be a wake up call to everyone who thinks they can get away with it.
Apparently she was a drink driver.How can you cause such injuries at 30mph heaven knows. Such an awful loss of life.If it turns out she was over the limit let this be a wake up call to everyone who thinks they can get away with it. speedy1003
  • Score: -3

1:38pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Maypole says...

Speedy1003 - you should not say things that you do not know to be completely true have some thought and respect for Jessica's family, friends and work colleagues they are struggling enough right now without having to also deal with remarks such as yours.
Speedy1003 - you should not say things that you do not know to be completely true have some thought and respect for Jessica's family, friends and work colleagues they are struggling enough right now without having to also deal with remarks such as yours. Maypole
  • Score: 13

7:36pm Fri 25 Apr 14

speedy1003 says...

Maypole wrote:
Speedy1003 - you should not say things that you do not know to be completely true have some thought and respect for Jessica's family, friends and work colleagues they are struggling enough right now without having to also deal with remarks such as yours.
I agree you should not say things that are not true but i know them to be true.
[quote][p][bold]Maypole[/bold] wrote: Speedy1003 - you should not say things that you do not know to be completely true have some thought and respect for Jessica's family, friends and work colleagues they are struggling enough right now without having to also deal with remarks such as yours.[/p][/quote]I agree you should not say things that are not true but i know them to be true. speedy1003
  • Score: -4

8:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Maypole says...

Speedy 1003 whether what you say is fact or not this is hardly the time, consider the impact of your statement and the further distress it may cause.
Speedy 1003 whether what you say is fact or not this is hardly the time, consider the impact of your statement and the further distress it may cause. Maypole
  • Score: 11

3:23pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Dr Dave says...

Very very sad, no need for all this speculation, R.I.P
Very very sad, no need for all this speculation, R.I.P Dr Dave
  • Score: 12

11:59pm Tue 29 Apr 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

speedy1003 wrote:
Maypole wrote:
Speedy1003 - you should not say things that you do not know to be completely true have some thought and respect for Jessica's family, friends and work colleagues they are struggling enough right now without having to also deal with remarks such as yours.
I agree you should not say things that are not true but i know them to be true.
Oh you know, do you? Yet your first post says "Apparently" and "if it turns out she was over the limit" - doesn't sound very certain. Let's hope nothing like this ever happens to anyone close to you, eh?
[quote][p][bold]speedy1003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maypole[/bold] wrote: Speedy1003 - you should not say things that you do not know to be completely true have some thought and respect for Jessica's family, friends and work colleagues they are struggling enough right now without having to also deal with remarks such as yours.[/p][/quote]I agree you should not say things that are not true but i know them to be true.[/p][/quote]Oh you know, do you? Yet your first post says "Apparently" and "if it turns out she was over the limit" - doesn't sound very certain. Let's hope nothing like this ever happens to anyone close to you, eh? GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Wed 21 May 14

JodieTheyer says...

Why does it matter to you how this happened?
If people thought it was important to those not involved then it would of been stated for all to see.
All that should matter here is that another beautiful life was lost far too soon.
Why does it matter to you how this happened? If people thought it was important to those not involved then it would of been stated for all to see. All that should matter here is that another beautiful life was lost far too soon. JodieTheyer
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