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Woman dies and seven injured in crash

PUBLISHED: 16:47 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 18:48 21 October 2019

The scene of a collision between two cars on the A143 near the Brockdish junction that led to the death of a woman. Picture: Simon Parkin

The scene of a collision between two cars on the A143 near the Brockdish junction that led to the death of a woman. Picture: Simon Parkin

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A woman died and seven people were injured in a crash that closed a major road close to the Norfolk Suffolk border for several hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision on the A143 at Brockdish, between the A140 Scole roundabout and Harleston, on Sunday, October 20.

Emergency services were called following the crash which happened at around 3.46pm on the Scole Road and involved a blue Ford C-Max and a white Vauxhall Corsa.

The scene of a collision between two cars on the A143 near the Brockdish junction that led to the death of a woman. Picture: Simon ParkinThe scene of a collision between two cars on the A143 near the Brockdish junction that led to the death of a woman. Picture: Simon Parkin

A critical care paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service attended but a woman in her 70s was pronounced dead at the scene. Seven other people were injured in the collision.

The A143 had to be closed between Thorpe Abbotts and Brockdish, near Needham, for more than five hours after the crash at the junction with The Street.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward or anyone who may have dash cam footage relating to the collision.

Anyone with information should contact PC Craig Knowles on 101, quoting reference number NC-20102019-270.

The A143 exit for Brockdish at junction with The Street where a collision between two cars led to the death of a woman. Picture: Simon ParkinThe A143 exit for Brockdish at junction with The Street where a collision between two cars led to the death of a woman. Picture: Simon Parkin

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