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Jackson Turner death: Police urge witnesses of fatal crash to come forward

Published 29/12/2015

Little Jackson Turner died after the car in which he was travelling was in a collision on the Old Carrick Road
Little Jackson Turner died after the car in which he was travelling was in a collision on the Old Carrick Road
Jackson with mum Lynsey

Police have urged witnesses of the crash which claimed the life of seven-year-old schoolboy Jackson Turner to contact investigating officers.

Jackson died following the accident on the Old Carrick Road at around 6.35pm on Saturday.

His little sister, four-year-old Ally was also injured while their grandmother, Margaret Saunders, was left critically ill in hospital. Her condition has been described as stable.

Four others were also injured in the three-car crash.

Today police urged witnesses to contact them.

Senior investigating officer, Inspector James Gourley, said: "The collision involved three cars and occurred at about 6.30pm. 

"Jackson was a passenger in a Nissan Micra car that was travelling towards Carrickfergus.  It was in collision with another Nissan car and a Citroen that had been travelling in the opposite direction.

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"We would like to hear from anyone who saw the cars in the moments before the collision, witnessed the impact or came across the scene. The number to call at Newtownabbey police station is 101."

Jackson was described by his mother as "my wee star" in a moving tribute.

She told the Belfast Telegraph: "He was my wee star and his daddy's wee mucker. We are just devastated.

"My wee man is gone. I am just so broken now."

The little boy, who loved Lego and who had been looking forward to his new Ninja Lego for Christmas, was a pupil of Sunnylands Primary School in Carrickfergus.

He had been one of the stars of the school's nativity play just before the Christmas holidays.

A GoFundMe page set up to help support the family and pay for Jackson's funeral, has raised over £6,000.

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