Two people found dead in burnt wreckage following early morning crash in Frostenden
- Credit: James Bass
Two people have died following a crash in north Suffolk in the early hours of this morning.
Police were called by the fire service at 1.30am to reports of a car alight in Primrose Lane, Frostenden. The car had collided with a number of trees before coming to rest.
The victims have yet to be identified by police, who are still investigating circumstances leading up to the deadly collision and blaze.
Firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle on the country lane at 1.14am.
The nearest available crew attended from Wrentham and immediately called for assistance from the specialist rescue engine at Lowestoft after discovering that two people were inside.
They had the flames under control within half-an-hour but were unable to save the victims, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed to traffic all morning and into the afternoon for an investigation to take place.
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Ian Bowell, area commander for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It was discovered that the car fire was the result of a road traffic collision, and that people were identified as being inside.
“Firefighters worked overnight to assist police, who are now leading the investigation.”
Mr Bowell said it was too early to tell whether it was the impact of the collision or the fire that led to the deaths of the people inside the car.
County councillor for Halesworth, Tony Goldson said: “It’s a terrible shock. My thoughts go out to the families of those involved in such a terrible accident. “We don’t yet know the cause, and will have to wait until we do before recommending any possible changes on the road.
“Emergency services were there very quickly and did all they could.”
Reverend Leonard Payne, rector of All Saints church, Frostenden, said he was “saddened” to hear the news.
The road was closed while a collision investigation takes place.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the serious collision investigation team on 101 quoting CAD 10 of November 12.