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One woman dies and another fighting for her life after crash on A134 in Barnham

PUBLISHED: 23:23 17 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:36 18 May 2017

Road traffic accident near the village of Barnham. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Road traffic accident near the village of Barnham. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A woman has died and another is fighting for her life in hospital following a crash between two cars on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

Road traffic accident near the village of Barnham. Picture: GREGG BROWNRoad traffic accident near the village of Barnham. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk Constabulary were called to Barnham crossroads at the A134’s junction with The Street at 10.45am yesterday to reports of a two vehicle collision and that people were trapped.

A Vauxhall Corsa, being driven by a woman in her 20s from Norfolk, was in collision with a Skoda Octavia.

A woman passenger in the Skoda, who is also believed to be from Norfolk, died at the scene.

The young woman driving the Corsa was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious leg and internal injuries, while the man driving the Skoda was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds for treatment.

Late last night, police were unable to provide a condition update on the woman who was driving the Corsa.

Forest Heath councillor Andrew Smith, whose parish is Barnham, has expressed his sadness.

He said: “It really is very sad news. I am really sad this has happened. It is with deep sadness that I send my condolences to the families of those involved.”

Reverend Sue Nutt, from the Church of St Gregory in Barnham, said: “It is an awful tragedy for everybody involved. I am so sorry there has been a fatality.”

Paramedics from East of England Ambulance Service Trust, three fire crews, from Thetford, Bury St Edmunds and Ixworth, and police were sent to the scene at around 10.45am.

The road between Ingham and Barnham was closed at around 10.55am and remained closed for much of the day allowing officers to get an initial investigation under way.

• Anyone who saw the cars prior to the collision, was a witness to the crash itself, or anyone with information or dash cam footage should call Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD reference number 129 of yesterday, Wednesday, May 17.


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