Two dead in Suffolk crash

TWO people were killed in car crash last nightclose to the banks of the River Orwell.They died when the Peugeot 205 they were travelling in crashed in Freston, near Ipswich.

TWO people were killed in car crash last nightclose to the banks of the River Orwell.

They died when the Peugeot 205 they were travelling in crashed in Freston, near Ipswich.

Police said a man and a woman, both believed to be in their 20s, had been killed in the single-vehicle accident.

It is believed the car left the road near a bend, a few hundred yards from The Boot pub, and crashed into an embankment.


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Two others who were in the car were taken to Ipswich Hospital but the extent of their injuries was unknown last night.

They were both believed to be men, also aged in their 20s. One was cut out of the car by firefighters.

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Emergency services were called to the scene, at the junction of the B1456 and the B1080, at about 9.45pm tonight.

Insp Jim White, of Suffolk police, said: "Two people have been killed in the accident. There was only one vehicle involved as far as we know.

"We have got crash investigators working at the scene at the moment.

"We don't yet know exactly what caused the accident but I believe it happened close to a bend in the road."

The East Anglian Ambulance Trust said paramedics had taken two people to hospital for treatment.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire Service said firefighters had released one person from the car and were helping police deal with the incident.

The road was completely blocked following the accident and drivers were unable to get in or out of the Shotley peninsula as emergency services dealt with the aftermath.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.Hosp

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