Tributes paid to husband and wife John and Helen Dyal after four died in Worlington crash

Floral tributes are left at the scene of an accident in Worlington.

Floral tributes are left at the scene of an accident in Worlington. - Credit: Archant

A couple from Prickwillow, near Ely, who died after a head on collision with a BMW M3 on the B1102 on Friday have been named by Suffolk police.

Retired teacher William John Dyal, 77, known as John, and his wife, 75-year-old graphic designer Helen, both died at the scene of Friday’s crash.

The Hyundai i30 they were travelling in suffered a head on collision with a BMW M3 at around 8.15pm on Friday.

Mr and Mrs Dyal, from Prickwillow, near Ely in Cambridgeshire, had been visiting Worlington, near Mildenhall, and were heading towards Freckenham when the crash happened.

Their family paid tribute to the couple in a statement released by Suffolk police.

It read: “It is with greatest sadness that we have lost our dearest parents, grandparents and siblings today in this tragic accident. Our hearts also go out to the families of the other casualties.


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“John, a retired art teacher, and Helen, fashion and graphic designer, are much loved and will be hugely missed by all their family and friends.”

The occupants of the BMW, which careered off the road and through two gardens before catching fire, died at the scene.

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They were 24-year-old Matthew Grant and a 28-year-old who has not yet been formally identified. Both are from Mildenhall.

Mr Grant’s family yesterday paid tribute to him.

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses who may have seen the collision or either of the vehicles prior to the crash.

Anyone with any information should contact the Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation team on 101 quoting CAD 415 of July 17.

A picture of the couple has not been released.

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