Four die on Suffolk roads this Easter

THE Easter weekend has been marred with tragedy after four people were killed on Suffolk roads.

Craig Robinson

THE Easter weekend has been marred with tragedy after four people were killed on Suffolk roads.

A crash on the A14 yesterday claimed the life of two victims and brought the grim death toll to four lives in just five days.

Yesterday's accident happened at about 2.35pm at the Rowley Mile BP garage near Newmarket.

A silver Hyundai car left the Cambridge-bound carriageway and both the driver and passenger were later pronounced dead at the scene.

The name and age of the causalities have not yet been released and last night police were attempting to contact next of kin.

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The stretch of road was closed for more than six hours while accident investigators studied the scene and the wreckage was cleared.

Diversions were put in place until 8.45pm and motorists suffered lengthy delays, with queues along the A14 and also the A11 southbound.

Police, paramedics and fire crews were called to the scene along with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Yesterday's accident followed two other fatalities on the county's roads since Thursday.

On Sunday police confirmed that a man, whose name and age has not been released, died after a head on collision near Long Melford.

The accident - which involved a black Seat Ibiza and a purple Mercedes - happened shortly after 8.40pm on Saturday at Alpheton.

Firefighters, police, two ambulance crews, three doctors and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A woman in the Mercedes was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with back injuries along with another casualty who suffered chest injuries, which were not thought to be as severe.

But a spokeswoman from Suffolk police confirmed the man from the Seat died at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen the Seat to come forward, in particular the driver of a British School of Motoring car who is thought to have passed the vehicle before the accident.

Emergency services were called to Palgrave, near Diss, on Thursday night following a crash between a Land Rover Freelander and a Kawasaki motorbike at about 6.25pm.

The rider of the bike, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene on the A143 at the junction of Old Bury Road.

- Anyone who may have witnessed any of the crashes is urged to call Suffolk Constabulary's Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01473 613500.