Woman in 50s killed in road accident in Gazeley Road near Dalham last night

The road is closed due to the accident

The road is closed due to the accident - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2010

A woman has died following a road traffic collision on Gazeley Road near Dalham.

Police were called around 6.10pm yesterday after a car collided with a tree.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, received treatment from ambulance services on site, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was initially closed while police carried out their investigations, but has now reopened.

Next of kin have been informed but formal identification has not yet taken place.

The Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) also attended the incident.

A spokesman for the service said: “A volunteer doctor from SARS attended a fatal road traffic collision near Dalham yesterday evening.

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“A car had been involved in a collision with a tree on the road between Dalham and Gazeley at around 6.10pm.

“The SARS doctor came across the incident on her way home and worked with crews from the East of England Ambulance Service to treat a female patient in her fifties.

“A team from the East Anglian Air Ambulance also arrived later at the scene.

“Despite the best efforts of all the emergency personnel the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the serious collision team on 101.