Bury St Edmunds: Police name woman, 23, who died in crash as Vivienne Bickerton

The scene of an accident on the Bury Central (Sugarbeet) roundabout, Compiegne Way in Bury.

The scene of an accident on the Bury Central (Sugarbeet) roundabout, Compiegne Way in Bury. - Credit: Archant

The 23-year-old passenger was found unconscious by emergency services at 12.35am on Monday, who treated a male driver at the scene near Compiegne Way, Bury St Edmunds, for an injury to his arm and foot.

The woman, identified last night as Vivienne Bickerton from Walnut Tree Way, Cambridge, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital, but died a short time later.

Damage at the scene suggests that the silver Vauxhall Astra had been travelling from Great Barton before colliding with the ‘sugar beet’ roundabout.

Police, who are asking any witnesses to come forward, said there were no other passengers in the car.

The road was closed for a period of time for collision investigators and diversions were put in place.


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Dr Jeremy Mauger from the charity Suffolk Accident Rescue Service was also mobilised to the scene.

Patricia Warby, who represents Eastgate on St Edmundsbury Borough Council, said on Twitter: “So sad that another young life lost in accident early this morning Compiegne Way. Rest in peace.”

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The scene of the incident is a short distance away from where 16-year-old Macauley Clements was fatally injured in January.

The teenager from Carpenter Close, Ixworth, died on Friday, January 25, the day after he was seriously injured on the A14 between the two Bury junctions.

He had been a passenger in a BMW driven by his friend, 19-year-old Adam Weller, who had grown up in Ixworth and died at the scene of the crash.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, they are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw the vehicle prior to the collision taking place.

Calls should be made to Pc Andy Smith at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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