Dead and injured soldiers still unnamed

POLICE are still investigating the crash in which a soldier was killed and another seriously injured in a crash on the A14.No other vehicles were involved in the accident which happened just before the turn off to Claydon yesterday on the Bury St Edmunds bound side of the A14 at 12.

POLICE are still investigating the crash in which a soldier was killed and another seriously injured in a crash on the A14.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident which happened just before the turn off to Claydon yesterday on the Bury St Edmunds bound side of the A14 at 12.15pm.

Motorists were delayed after the accident – the sixth fatality on the road this year - when the truck is thought to have come off the road onto the grass verge, gone down an embankment and through a wooden fence before landing on its side. To allow the East Anglian Air Ambulance to land the westbound carriageway was closed and diversions set up.

The passenger died at the roadside and the lorry driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Neither men have been named by the military, but the dead man is known to have come from the 38 Engineer Regiment in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

His colleague is thought to have served with the same regiment and no-one else was in the vehicle.