Man, 25, dies in horror crash

A FAMILY has been left shattered today after a road crash claimed the life of a 25-year-old man from Ipswich.

Naomi Cassidy

A FAMILY has been left shattered today after a road crash claimed the life of a 25-year-old man from Ipswich.

Floral tributes were left at the scene of the fatal accident at Somersham as news of the tragedy spread among friends and relatives.

The young man, whose first name is thought to be Shaun, was killed after his blue Fiat Punto crashed into a ditch on Lower Road at about 5.40pm yesterday


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Emergency services attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death came on a black day on Suffolk's roads. Earlier in the day 33-year-old Maxwell Dougal from Halesworth was killed in a crash in north Suffolk.

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Police were today appealing for witnesses to the crashes and urged anyone who saw anything to come forward to help their investigation.

A bunch of flowers tied to a post have been left at the scene of the Somersham crash, which happened between Rose Cottage and Walnut Tree Cottage.

A message with the flowers, written by a friend called Brad, read: “Life can be evil at times but God only makes room for decent people. And he chose you. Your fond memories and constant smile will remain in our hearts forever.”

The victim's identity will be released as soon as all family members have been informed of the tragedy, police said.

Steve Wright, councillor for the Somersham ward on the Mid-Suffolk District Council, said: “This is a tragic accident and my thoughts go to the family.”

The road was re-opened at about 10.30pm last night after the Highways Agency removed debris from the scene.

The crash which killed Mr Dougal on the A144 at Bramfield happened at about 9.30am yesterday. Mr Dougal was the driver of a red Toyota car, which crashed into a tree on the main Halesworth to Bramfield road, near to a level crossing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deaths bring the total number of people killed on the county's roads this year to 21.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the accidents to call 01473 613500.

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