Driver killed in horror smash

A MOTORIST was killed today in a 3.20am car crash on a Suffolk road.

Simon Tomlinson

A MOTORIST was killed today in a 3.20am car crash on a Suffolk road.

The collision happened between two cars - a red Nissan Micra and a black Land Rover - on the A11 near Elveden.

The driver of the Micra was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A spokesman for Suffolk police could not confirm further details of the driver, but said they may be released later today.

Both lanes between the junctions with the B1106 and the A1101 were closed for several hours while police investigated the incident, which happened near the war memorial.

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Emergency services also worked to clear up fuel which had spilled onto the road as a result of the crash.

Diversions were put in place through Brandon.

The crash happened on the same stretch of the A11 which is currently the focus of a public inquiry into whether it should be turned into a dual carriageway.

If given the go-ahead, the nine-mile stretch between Thetford and the Fiveways Barton Mills roundabout would be widened under plans put forward by the Highways Agency.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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