Man bailed following fatal crash in Assington which killed Essex man

Fire crews worked to free trapped motorists after a crash near the village of Assington

Fire crews worked to free trapped motorists after a crash near the village of Assington - Credit: Gregg Brown

A man arrested following a fatal road crash in Assington yesterday evening has been released on bail.

A Red Vauxhall Corsa had overturned and gone into a ditch along the A134 at 7.55pm.

An 18-year-old man from Southend, Essex, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other men were freed from the car and taken to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment, but their injuries were not serious.

An 18-year-old man from Berkshire was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.


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He has been bailed to return on Friday May 29 pending further enquiries.

The road remained closed until 4.45am for police investigations.

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Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the red Corsa prior to it is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 391 of March 23.

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