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Updated: Five-mile stretch closed after man dies in A12 crash near Capel St Mary

09:17 19 November 2012

The scene of a fatal accident on the Southbound carriageway of the A12 near the Capel St Mary junction

The scene of a fatal accident on the Southbound carriageway of the A12 near the Capel St Mary junction

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A FIVE-mile stretch of the A12 was closed this evening after a man died in a crash near Capel St Mary.

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Police said a silver BMW left the southbound carriageway and ploughed into a tree.

The man, believed to be in his 40s and from Essex, was found dead at the scene.

The vehicle, which was found on its roof, left the A12 shortly after the BP garage.

A tractor driver raised the alarm with police around 4pm, reporting a car on its roof in a field.

The A12 was closed while police crash investigators tried and piece together exactly what happened.

A five-mile stretch of the southbound carriageway, between J31 for East Bergholt and J33 the Copdock interchange, was shut off to traffic.

Paramedics were scrambled to the scene but were stood down once the man was pronounced dead.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101.

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2 comments

  • Its not closed we drove threw just as they were winching the wreckage onto a truck, just one lane was closed

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    Paul Morrison

    Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • ONE hate these stories coming up to christmas ruins every person lives connected with this person r.i.p

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    Lee mundy

    Monday, November 19, 2012

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