Woman dies at wheel of car before crash

A WOMAN in her 40s has become the latest person to die on Suffolk's roads this year after her car careered off the carriageway into a telegraph pole.It is thought the victim died of natural causes whilst behind the wheel of a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

A WOMAN in her 40s has become the latest person to die on Suffolk's roads this year after her car careered off the carriageway into a telegraph pole.

It is thought the victim died of natural causes whilst behind the wheel of a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The car then hit the pole and veered across the B1071 between Lavenham and Little Waldingfield before coming to rest on a grass embankment. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The road was closed following the accident, which happened shortly before 8.30am yesterday, while police investigators examined the roadway and the wreckage of the woman's car.


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The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and later pronounced dead.

Although she has yet to be named, it is believe she was about 40.

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The accident happened just days after a fatal accident claimed the life of an 18-year-old American airman's son.

Trey Vickroy, whose father serves as a master sergeant at RAF Mildenhall, was killed when his car veered off the B1107 between Brandon and Thetford and into a tree.

His friend Jonathan Headley, also 18 and the son of a Mildenhall serviceman, suffered serious head injuries in Saturday's incident, and was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Medics described his condition last night as "satisfactory."

A memorial service was held yesterdayto pay tribute to Mr Vickroy, who was a varsity athlete and commander of Mildenhall's junior officer training corps, which are similar to the British cadets.

Pupils from Lakenheath High School, where both teenagers were pupils, joined the commemoration, which was held in Lakenheath Chapel in the afternoon.

Anyone who witnessed yesterday'saccident is asked to contact Suffolk Constabulary on 01473 613500.

Meanwhile, witnesses to Saturday's collision should ring Sgt Dave Cole of Norfolk Police, on 01953 424242.

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