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20-year-old dead motorist named

PUBLISHED: 19:23 20 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

A MOTORIST who was killed when his car left a country road in Suffolk and crashed into a tree has today been named.

James Barnes, 20, of Church Close, Kelsale, was driving along the B1119 Saxmundham to Leiston road when his blue Citron Saxo left the carriageway near Knodishall and hit a tree just before 1.

A MOTORIST who was killed when his car left a country road in Suffolk and crashed into a tree has today been named.

James Barnes, 20, of Church Close, Kelsale, was driving along the B1119 Saxmundham to Leiston road when his blue Citron Saxo left the carriageway near Knodishall and hit a tree just before 1.30pm on Friday.

An off-duty paramedic was first to attend the scene after spotting the car in a ditch as he drove along the road. The man, who was declared dead at the scene, has not been named by police.

No-one else was involved in the accident.

Officers closed the road for almost four hours as special investigators examined the accident site.

Insp Mike Hinshelwood, of Suffolk police, said: "The male driver, the sole occupant of this vehicle, died at the scene."

Firefighters from Ipswich, Saxmundham and Leiston were called to the scene and officers released the man from the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance service said: "An off-duty paramedic came across it and he was first on the scene followed by a doctor and an ambulance from Ipswich.

"It was reported as a car in a ditch."

Anyone witnesses to the accident should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.


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