A teenager has died following a car crash in a west Suffolk village, police have confirmed.

Officers from Suffolk police were called to assist the ambulance service at about 10.25pm on Friday, February 2.

A silver Ford Fiesta left the road to the nearside and crashed into a tree in Summer Road in Hepworth, near Stanton.

The 18-year-old driver of the Fiesta was taken directly to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with life-threatening injuries.

Suffolk police has now confirmed he has died.

The road was closed until about 6.20am on Saturday while a crash investigation was carried out. 

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the crash and are asking any motorists driving in the area at the time of the incident with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle to check the footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Norfolk & Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation Unit and quote reference number 37/6325/24.