Ipswich man arrested in connection with fatal Long Melford crash released from police custody

Traffic accident on Windmill Hill in Long Melford. Picture: ARCHANT

Traffic accident on Windmill Hill in Long Melford. Picture: ARCHANT

A 26-year-old man from Ipswich arrested in connection with a fatal crash in Long Melford has been released from police custody.

Traffic accident on Windmill Hill in Long Melford. Picture: ARCHANT

Traffic accident on Windmill Hill in Long Melford. Picture: ARCHANT

The incident took place around 5.45am yesterday after a red Toyota Yaris smashed into a wall on the A1092 Westgate Street.

Ambulance and fire crews were also in attendance and the three occupants of the car – two men and a woman – were all taken to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

The front passenger, a 23-year-old man, was then transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he later died. The rear female passenger sustained a hip injury and the driver suffered minor chest injuries.

A 26-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has now been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Suffolk police says it understands that the car involved in the collision left Ipswich at approximately 5am yesterday and travelled towards Long Melford via Hadleigh, along the A1071 and A134.


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Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen a red Toyota Yaris being driven erratically along this route between 5am and 5.45am to contact them. Anyone with information regarding the vehicle travelling along the route described above, or anyone who witnessed the collision, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 42 of November 22.

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