Victim in fatal A14 accident at Rougham named as William Smedley, 18, from Bury St Edmunds

The area of the A14 eastbound at Rougham in Suffolk where a fatal collision took place on Boxing Day

The area of the A14 eastbound at Rougham in Suffolk where a fatal collision took place on Boxing Day 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWN

An 18-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds has been named by police as the victim in a fatal accident on the A14 at Rougham on Boxing Day night.

William Smedley was a passenger in a grey Ford Fiesta which was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Corsa at 9.30pm on the A14 eastbound, just east of junction 45. He died at the scene.

A second man, who was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with life threatening injuries, remains in a serious and critical condition.

A third male was taken to hospital for treatment but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The female driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 19-year-old woman was not injured.

The road remained closed until shortly after 5.30am this morning.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.


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Anyone with any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting CAD number 332 of December 26.

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