Village in mourning after horror crash

A VILLAGE is in mourning following an horrific car crash that claimed the life of a mother and left two of her children in hospital.Mother-of-three Luc Moui Hoang, 32, from Barking, near Needham Market, was killed when the Honda CRV she was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A12 at Darsham on Sunday.

A VILLAGE is in mourning following an horrific car crash that claimed the life of a mother and left two of her children in hospital.

Mother-of-three Luc Moui Hoang, 32, from Barking, near Needham Market, was killed when the Honda CRV she was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A12 at Darsham on Sunday.

Her two-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, who were travelling in the back seat of the car, remained in Ipswich Hospital last night, where they were said to be in a “stable” condition.

Suffolk police named yesterday the front-seat passenger who also died in the accident as Chi Kwong Hon, 49, from Hong Kong, who is believed to be a family friend.


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Mrs Hoang's husband, who lives at the family home in Fox Meadow, was too distressed to talk about her death, which happened at about 5.15pm at the junction of the A144.

The family, who also have a boy aged nine, previously lived in John Swain Close, Needham Market, and moved to Barking a few months ago.

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A former neighbour said: “I used to see the kids playing in the street and they seemed a very nice family. They were always very busy, always coming and going.

“The woman was always very nice, but a bit a difficult to understand because her English was not great. She was always very friendly and smiley.”

Wendy Marchant, a district councillor for Needham Market, recalled the family from their time in the town.

She said: “It's such a tragedy for someone so young with such young children to die. I think everybody's hearts go out to the family.”

The fatal accident has prompted renewed calls for safety improvements along the stretch of road where it happened.

Mrs Hoang was turning on to the A12 to head towards Ipswich after travelling on the A144, while the lorry driver was heading south on the A12.

Vivienne Hoy, a district councillor for Barking, said: “I think we should be looking at ways to improve the road in the wake of this accident. It's high time we did something and I think we should lobby our MP.

“I'm very sad to hear the news. This is a very friendly community and when something like this happens, everyone grieves. It has come as quite a shock.”

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