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Body found and Orwell Bridge severely delayed after accident

PUBLISHED: 10:23 12 April 2019 | UPDATED: 14:41 12 April 2019

The scene on the Orwell Bridge and A14 as police investigate the discovery of a mans body at the foot of the bridge Picture: TRAFFIC CAMERA UK

The scene on the Orwell Bridge and A14 as police investigate the discovery of a mans body at the foot of the bridge Picture: TRAFFIC CAMERA UK

TRAFFIC CAMERA UK

The Orwell Bridge has reopened as police investigate a car crash and a man's body found at the bottom of the bridge.

Traffic is being diverted from the Orwell Bridge A14 to the Nacton Interchange in Ipswich while Suffolk police investigate a collision between a car and lorry and a body found near the bridge Picture: TRAFFIC CAMERA UKTraffic is being diverted from the Orwell Bridge A14 to the Nacton Interchange in Ipswich while Suffolk police investigate a collision between a car and lorry and a body found near the bridge Picture: TRAFFIC CAMERA UK

The eastbound carriageway of the bridge was closed by Suffolk Constabulary after reports of a collision between a stationary car and a lorry at about 4.30am this morning, April 12.

No one was injured in the crash but the body of a man believed to be in his 50s was later found at the foot of the bridge.

Police investigating the circumstances around the incident are not treating the man’s death as suspicious.

The Felixstowe-bound stretch of the bridge has reopened one lane to allow traffic to ease but police remain on the bridge and drivers are still advised to avoid the area.

The closure is in place between junction 58 and junction 59.

The westbound carriageway remains open.

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