The family of a married couple who died after a two-vehicle crash have paid tribute to their wonderful parents. 

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the crash involving a silver Ford Fusion and a cement mixer lorry in the B1064 Sudbury Road at about 3.50pm on Friday, April 28. 

The driver and front seat passenger of the car were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

They were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where they both died on Sunday, April 30, despite the best efforts of medical personnel.

The couple has now been named as Augustin Simmons, aged 87; and Margaret Simmons, aged 86.

The married couple - known as John and Peggy – lived in Sudbury. 

The family has issued the following statement: "It is with great sadness that Linda, Karen and Kevin Simmons announce the passing of their beloved Mum and Dad, Peggy and John Simmons, in Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Sunday 30 April. 

“Peggy and John were seriously injured as a result of a collision on the afternoon of Friday 28 April and despite the outstanding efforts of the Addenbrooke’s ICU doctors and nurses, they passed away peacefully with their family beside them. 

“The family would like to thank everyone involved in their rescue and subsequent treatment, with particular and heartfelt thanks to those first on the scene and that tried so very hard to help and comfort Peggy and John. We would also like to thank all those that have offered their condolences and such kind words.

“Although we have lost the most wonderful parents, we will take consolation from knowing that they are still together and at peace.”