Woman killed in fatal Wattisfield crash named

Joan Cawcutt, who died after a crash in Wattisfield. Picture: MATT PITCHER

Joan Cawcutt, who died after a crash in Wattisfield. Picture: MATT PITCHER - Credit: Archant

A woman who died in a crash in Wattisfield at the weekend has been named by police as 80-year-old Joan Cawcutt.

Suffolk police officers were called shortly before 3.55pm on Saturday, December 9, to the two vehicle collision on the A143 Bury Road, close to the Townhouse Lane junction.

The crash involved a black Ford Mondeo and a black Hyundai Getz, with police today confirming that octogenarian Joan Cawcutt, who was a passenger in the Hyundai, died at the scene.

The family has issued a tribute to Mrs Cawcutt which said: “Mrs Joan Cawcutt, born 14th July 1937, was a retired care home manager from Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk, more recently of Brockdish in Norfolk.

“Widow of Raymond Francis Cawcutt and mother to Geoff, Christine and Pauline.

“Grandmother to Matthew, Rebecca, Rachel and Sarah and Great Grandmother to Samuel and Addelyn.

“Dear friend of Phyllis and many others.

“The most kindest and gentlest soul you could ever hope to meet.

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“Cruelly taken from us on 9th December 2017.

“Will be sorely missed by many.

“Rest in Peace. Until we meet again.”

Officers arrested a 38-year-old woman from Bury St Edmunds on suspicion of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs after the crash.

She was questioned by officers and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information which may help police is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.