Man in 30s dies after two-vehicle crash near Thetford

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash near Thetford. Picture: ARCHANT

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash near Thetford. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Matthew Usher

A man died after two cars were involved in a collision near Thetford.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, on the A1075 at Croxton last night.

It happened around 11.50pm on Thetford Road when a silver Vauxhall Astra, travelling towards Thetford, and a blue Volvo C70, travelling in the opposite direction, were in collision.

Paramedics attended but the male driver of the Astra, who is believed to have been aged in his early 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female driver of the Volvo suffered serious injuries and the male passenger in the same vehicle sustained slight injuries. Both remain at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

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The main Thetford to Watton road was closed whilst emergency services attended and police carried out their initial investigations at the scene of the crash.

The single carriageway route was reopened to traffic again at around 4.30am this morning.

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An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said its control room received an emergency 999 call to the A1075 near Thetford at 11.50pm on Sunday, after reports that there had been a crash on the road involving two cars.

“Three ambulances, a critical care team and an ambulance officer were sent,” he said. “On arrival they treated three patients.

“Despite the best efforts of all involved, one patient was pronounced dead at scene.

“A further two patients were conveyed to the West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment.”

Norfolk fire service said two appliances from Thetford attended to assist the police and ambulance service and make the vehicles and the surrounding area safe.

The driver of the Astra has not yet been named. A coroner’s inquest will be opened into his death.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision. They would particularly like anyone who saw the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident to call the serious collision investigation team on 101.

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