Man killed in van crash

A MALE driver has become the second person to lose his life on the roads of west Suffolk in four days following an early morning accident that saw his van career off the road and into a tree.

A MALE driver has become the second person to lose his life on the roads of west Suffolk in four days following an early morning accident that saw his van career off the road and into a tree.

The 23-year-old local man, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene of yesterday's collision on an isolated country road at Preston St Mary, near Lavenham.

Emergency services were called at about 6.15am to cut the man from the mangled wreckage of his Citroen Relay panel van, which ended up in a field. No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no-one else was injured.

The incident was the second fatal collision on the roads of west Suffolk within just four days.


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On Monday, 17-year-old Daniel Burt, from Ixworth, near Bury St Edmunds, died in hospital following an accident in Thurston which left four others - including three of his school friends - injured.

Firecrews from Long Melford and Sudbury were called to the crash scene yesterday to cut the man free from the wreckage of his van. The road was cleared shortly before 11am.

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Lisa Miller, spokeswoman for Suffolk police, said: “Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area from around 6am who may have witnessed the collision.”

Calls should be made to Pc Yvette Arondel at the Bury St Edmunds roads policing unit on 01284 774224.

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