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Mother of teenager who died in A149 crash speaks out

Beth Dove and Laura Dove - picture credited to Norfolk Police

The mother of a teenager who died in a crash in Norfolk has said her death is 'every parent's worst nightmare'.

Beth Dove, who was eighteen, died in a crash on the A149 at Repps-With-Bastwick last month.

Her mother Laura has said every day she waits for Beth to walk in through the door, but she's let down as reality sinks in.

She's also thanked family, friends and neighbours for their support:

“The phone call I received that night will stay with me forever and is every parent’s worst nightmare.  

“My chest was crushed and trying to breathe was so hard as the reality of the situation started to sink in, I felt so helpless as everything was out of my control.

“Every day I wait for my beautiful daughter to walk back through my front door but every day I’m let down as reality sinks in.  

“The kindness and support we have had from not only family and friends but strangers has been totally overwhelming and we can’t thank every single one of you enough.  

“In a tragic situation like this people do genuinely pull together and that has been amazing.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

You can read a full tribute from Beth's family below:

“Beth, who spent her whole life in Catfield, had just turned 18 and was a beautiful, vibrant and loving daughter who touched the hearts of everyone she met.  She had a creative passion for photography and spent much of her spare time riding out on her motorbike with her friends.

“Beth loved being around younger children and we truly believe one day this would have been the career path she would have taken.  Her face would light up when she was around infants and she had a natural calmness surrounding her which children were drawn to.

“We will miss her crazy red hair, those big blue eyes and her huge smile that would light up a room.  Our entire family are devastated at losing such a beautiful soul and the impact will be everlasting.  The grief you feel in a situation like this is suffocating and trying to take one day at a time is monumental.”  

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