Market Rasen

Family tribute to ‘funny teen’ crash victim Jack

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The family of a teenage boy who died in a crash in Market Rasen have released a tribute to a “mum’s best friend as well as a much loved son”.

As previously reported, an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman died in a crash involving a black Ford Fiesta and a Land Rover Freelander at around 9.30pm on Monday, February 11. It happened at the junction of the A1103 and A46, Casitor Road, Market Rasen.

The driver of the Fiesta who died has since been named as Jack Varah from Misterton.

The 19-year-old woman who died was a passenger in the Fiesta. Three other passengers in the Ford Fiesta were seriously injured.

Jack Varah pictured with his girlfriend Maddie. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Very special to all

In a statement Jack’s family said he was greatly missed by all that knew him.

They said: “We all love him so much and miss him dearly. He was very special to all of the family and his girlfriend Maddie. Jack had an extra special place in his nana’s heart and also his grandad’s. Jack looked after his grandad and cared for him. He looked up to his grandad and saw him as his hero. He will also be greatly missed by his grandparents Burgs and Deborah.

“Jack was his mum’s best friend as well as a much loved son. He would shadow his mum everywhere she went and was always by her side. His dad was proud to call him son even though he always took the mick out of him.

“His brother Joe said he will miss him so much and that they were very close.

“His girlfriend Maddie said he will always have her heart and will be deeply missed by her family also.

“Jack was a joker and always made people laugh. He had the best sense of humour. He made people smile.”

Jack, who worked for Hunts contractors, leaves his mum Rebecca, dad Jame,  nana Anne, grandad Pete, brother Joe, and girlfriend Maddie.

Jack Varah pictured with his Staffie dog called Harley. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

The family statement added: “He had his whole life ahead of him and idolised his family and friends. He also idolised his dog, a Staffie called Harley.

“We would like to thank his friends for setting up a GofundMe page which has raised more than £4,000.”

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