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Police name man who died after crash in Barton-under-Needwood

Police have named a 21-year-old man who died in a crash in Barton-under-Needwood.

Jacob Brown

Jacob Brown

Jacob Elliot Brown, known as Jake, was driving a Toyota Starlet when it was involved in a crash with a Range Rover on the B5016 Barton Gate at 7.25pm on November 11.

He was taken to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, but died during the early hours of December 7.

A spokesperson for Jake’s family said: “Jake was a well known and loved young man in the community. He was a student at John Taylor High School and then at the JCB Academy. He also studied at Loughborough University.

“Jake spent the majority of his youth training and playing at Burton Rugby Club. He was also a keen skier and was due to study for his instructor’s qualification early next year.

“He will be sadly missed by the family, his daughter Faith, and his friends.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the vehicle travelling along Main Street towards Barton Gate is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 724 of 11 November.

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