Woman dies after crash on A143 in Great Barton this evening


- Credit: Tom Potter

A woman who suffered life threatening injuries in a crash earlier this evening has now died, police have confirmed.

The 79-year-old, who was driving a Suzuki Splash in Great Barton, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds after the incident.

A police spokesman said the woman’s car had been involved in a collision with a Ford Mondeo just before 4pm.

She later died in hospital, the spokesman added.

Paramedics and the fire service were also called out to the crash which closed the A143 between the Bunbury Arms and A1088 junctions.

The road is expected to remain shut until about 10pm while a collision investigation takes place.

The drivers of two other vehicles in the area at the time of the crash, a Mercedes lorry and a Volkswagen Golf, are assisting police with their enquiries.

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Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any of the vehicles either prior to or at the time of the collision.

Witnesses are asked to contact the serious collision investigation team on 101 quoting CAD 297 of 24 June.

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