TRIBUTES have poured in following the death of a 32-year-old woman in Oxford.

Jennifer Wong, PA to Pro-Vice Chancellor of Oxford Brookes Professor Linda King, was killed in a collision with an HGV mounted crane last Sunday morning at the junction of Headley Way and London Road in Headington.

Police released a tribute on behalf of her family today, describing Miss Wong as a 'lovely, caring and kind person'.

It said: "As a family, we are heartbroken at the loss of such a lovely young woman.

"Jennifer came to the UK from Hong Kong to work and she made many great friends and loved living in Oxford. She worked at Brookes University, and was made to feel very welcome by all of the staff there.

"She was a lovely, caring and kind person and everyone that she met loved her. She is missed greatly by her mother, and by her family. Jennifer will return to Hong Kong to rest in peace."

Close friend and Oxford University alumnus Cynthia Hass said Miss Wong was 'an angel in some of the hardest of times' and was saddened to hear of the tragedy.

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More friends have paid tribute, remembering the impact that Miss Wong had on their lives.

Daniela said: "I have known Jen for almost two years. Jen came into my life when I most needed a friend. We shared a love of maps, tennis, Trevor Noah and an obsession with Hamilton.

"Jen certainly didn’t waste her shot, her star shone brightly and she touched our lives in ways we will never forget."

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Another friend, Shanjitha, said: "Jenny was a very good friend, always full of energy with a loving heart. Our encounter was short but the beautiful memories we shared will be cherished." 

A vigil was held on Friday at the junction where Miss Wong died which saw around 160 people gather for 30 minutes to show their sadness.

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Cyclists brought candles, flowers, and white ribbons, as a way of remembering Miss Wong and placed them by the 'ghost bike' - a white-painted bike.

Oxford resident Hazel Dawe, who went to the event, said it was a 'dignified memorial'.

Another friend of Miss Wong, Wing Sze Wong said: "Jennifer was one of the most cheerful and spirited people I know. She not only excelled in her work at the university, she always kept up such a healthy lifestyle and work-life balance.

"People enjoyed being with her and she will be sadly missed."

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Miss Wong's friend and colleague from Oxford Brookes, Alexsandra, said the last text she received from her said: "Just remember we are star dusts and in the end all our problems are insignificant in comparison to the vastness of the universe. You are a strong beautiful woman."

Miss Wong's death follows the deaths of two other young cyclists in Oxford; one in 2020 on Horspath Driftway and one on Old Road this year.

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