Young man killed in road crash

A COMMUNITY was in mourning last night after a young man was killed in an horrific crash involving a car and an HGV vehicle.Suffolk police confirmed that the driver of a black Honda, believed to be 20 and from Suffolk, died at the scene.

A COMMUNITY was in mourning last night after a young man was killed in an horrific crash involving a car and an HGV vehicle.

Suffolk police confirmed that the driver of a black Honda, believed to be 20 and from Suffolk, died at the scene.

The driver of the HGV was treated for shock but not thought to have suffered serious injuries following the accident which took place at about 5.20pm close to the Rose and Crown pub in Long Melford.

The busy A134 Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury road remained closed for more than four hours following the accident in Bridge Street.


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Diversions remained in place beyond 9pm causing heavy tailbacks in the Melford and Sudbury areas and specialist recovery units were called to the scene following extensive damage to the HGV.

Peter Gray, tenant of the Rose and Crown pub, told the EADT: "I know something like this will shock the entire community and our prayers go out to the family of the deceased.

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"I didn't hear anything, all we know is what we saw outside the pub after the accident. The police had closed the road off and were diverting traffic towards Lavenham - the traffic was starting to pile up."

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the name of the deceased would not be released until all next of kin was informed.

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