‘She achieved a great deal’: tributes paid to Nicoletta Tocco

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Tributes have been paid to a woman from Northampton who was killed in a car crash her way home from a festival, along with three friends.

Brogan Warren, Krop Jones, Nicoletta Tocco and Sam Kay were involved in a head-on collision on the A420 near Swindon on Sunday 
night which also left three others, including a three-year-old boy, seriously injured in hospital.

Nicoletta has been remembered by Nick Sage, a sociology lecturer at the University of Northampton, who knew her as his student until she graduated in July 2014.

“Nicoletta impressed me and her other tutors with her well-informed and perceptive views on contemporary social issues.

“It is such a sad loss that a young person with so much ability was unable to fulfil her potential in her work and in her life because of a tragic accident.

“She achieved a great deal while at the University of Northampton, but could have achieved so much more given the opportunity to do so. She will be greatly missed.”

Meanwhile Katy Seymour, aged 29, from Roade, a friend of all four, said the loss of good friends, all of whom were well known in Northampton, is still a shock for those who knew them.

She told the Chron: “They were all such close friends and the hardest part is they were such beautiful people,” she said.

“They all had a heart of gold.

“It’s always the good ones that are taken early.”