Bury St Edmunds/Ixworth: Facebook page is set up in memory of Macauley Clements who died in crash

Family's lucky escape in crash

Family's lucky escape in crash - Credit: Archant

THE SECOND teenager who died following a crash on the A14 has been named as Macauley Clements.

The 16-year-old from Ixworth, was a passenger in the silver BMW which crashed near Bury St Edmunds last Thursday on the eastbound carriageway.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge but died on Friday.

The driver of the BMW who died at the scene was named on Friday as 19-year-old Adam Weller from Hereward Way, Weeting, in Norfolk.

A police spokeswoman said a silver BMW and a red Ford Fiesta were seen travelling along the road and the BMW left the carriageway and smashed into a tree.


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Police were called to the scene at about 8.55pm and the ambulance service and the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) also attended.

A Facebook page which has been set up following Macauley’s describes him as “a very popular, funny and nice guy” who will be “missed loads” by family and friends.

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One message read: “Thank you everyone for the support. He will be dearly missed. Thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Another read: “So sad. So young. My love goes to their parents. Cannot imagine the hell they are going through. RIP boys. Hope you didn’t suffer too much.”

Another said: “I will never understand why this had to happen to you so young because you had so much to offer for our country, you would have done our country proud, but most importantly meant so much to the people around you.”

Flowers have also been laid in tribute at the roadside.

•A 20-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds, who was the driver of the red Ford Fiesta, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

He is due to return to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on March 4.

Witnesses to this collision are asked to call PC Danny Ormes at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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