Ipswich woman named as A140 crash victim

PUBLISHED: 12:04 15 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:33 15 July 2020

Katerina Kostadinova Kostadinova, from Ipswich, died at the scene of the crash Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Katerina Kostadinova Kostadinova, from Ipswich, died at the scene of the crash Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND


A 27-year-old woman killed in a crash on the A140 in Suffolk has been named by police as Katerina Kostadinova Kostadinova.

Ms Kostadinova Kostadinova, from Ipswich but born in Burgas, Bulgaria, was one of three people in a silver Volkswagen Golf which collided with a Peugeot Boxer van being driven by a single occupant on the A140 at Stoke Ash, near the junction on Church Lane, at around 5am on July 6.

All four people had to be freed from the vehicles by firefighters after the collision.

The rear seat passenger in the Volkswagen died at the scene and has now been identified as Ms Kostadinova Kostadinova, subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings.

The driver and front seat passenger of the Volkswagen, both men, were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where they remain.

The driver sustained life-changing injuries and the passenger sustained serious injuries that are not believed to be life-changing.

The male driver of the van was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in Norwich for treatment for serious injuries but also not believed to be life-changing.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

Local vicar the Reverend Canon Julia Lall, rector of South Hartismere Benefice, described the incident as “horrific”.

She said: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved with the crash.

“They are not just with the person who has sadly died, as there are others who have suffered life-changing injuries.”

A crowdfunding campaign ‘Katerina Kostadinova Repatriation and Funeral Cost’ has been set up on GoFund Me to fund efforts to repatriate her to Bulgaria.

Any witnesses to the collision, or anyone driving in the area prior to the collision and who may have captured any dashcam footage, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit of Suffolk police on 101, quoting reference CAD 48 of 6 July.

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