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Lorry crash victim was new driver

Nicola Saxton
Nicola Saxton was studying a law degree

A 19-year-old woman who died when a lorry overturned on her car in Essex had passed her driving test just 10 days earlier, her family said.

Nicola Saxton, of South Woodham Ferrers, died soon after the incident on the A414 at Ongar on Monday.

She was studying law at the University of Hertfordshire and was doing "fantastically" well, her parents said.

"She had spent the last two weeks thoroughly enjoying herself," her parents added.

"She had passed her driving test on 7 August and was enjoying driving her Ford Ka, which was her pride and joy.

"She always put others first. We will fondly remember our pretty girl who had a wonderful smile."

The lorry driver, 54 and from Luton, Bedfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until October.

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