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Man in 20s dies and two others seriously injured in A137 crash

PUBLISHED: 13:32 27 August 2020 | UPDATED: 16:46 27 August 2020

One person has died following the collision on the A137. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

One person has died following the collision on the A137. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

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Police have confirmed that a motorist in his 20s died following a serious collision on the A137 last night, while two other suffered serious injuries.

Police were called just after 10.45pm on Wednesday, to reports of a collision between Brantham and Tattingstone.

The collision involved three vehicles a Kia Ceed, a Saab 9-3 and a Volkswagen Golf.

The driver of the Kia, a man aged in his twenties, died at the scene.

A passenger in the vehicle, a woman aged in her 20s, was taken was taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Saab, a teenage woman, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a serious head injury.

The driver the Volkswagen, a woman aged in her thirties, suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed from the north of Brantham to Tattingstone for over 12 hours while investigations took place and the vehicles were recovered.

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The closure remained in place for more than 12 hours and the road reopened around 11.30am.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area for the duration of the closure and were force to find alternative routes.

Alastair McCraw, who represents Brantham on Babergh District Council, said: “The loss of life is a tragedy of course.

“My sympathies to those affected.”

Mr McCraw said he was concerned to hear that highways officials investigating the scene of the crash had been met with abuse by drivers following the road closure.

“The abuse being given to highways officials because of the road closure and signage was completely unacceptable,” said Mr McCraw.

Suffolk police are now appealing for more information regarding the collision and are asking for any witnesses to the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information – including anyone with dash cam footage of the incident - is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference CAD 458 of 26 August.

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