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Death crash victim named

PUBLISHED: 12:04 10 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

THE woman killed in a rush-hour accident at Exning on the A14 on Friday morning has been named today as Zita Hughes, 45, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.

The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway just before 8.

THE woman killed in a rush-hour accident at Exning on the A14 on Friday morning has been named today as Zita Hughes, 45, of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire.

The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway just before 8.20am and the woman's car was the only vehicle involved. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were delays to traffic for several hours with two of the three lanes blocked while emergency services worked

Meanwhile a Felixstowe man is still in hospital nearly a month after suffering serious injuries after his car smashed into a tree in a crash in Cambridgeshire.

Meanwhile, police have named the pensioner who died in a road accident at Grundisburgh, and the woman who was killed in an incident on the A14 on the outskirts of Newmarket.

John Carpendale, 38, of Western Avenue, Old Felixstowe, is recovering slowly in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where nursing staff describe his condition as "comfortable".

Mr Carpendale was left with "serious internal injuries" after his red Mazda 323 left the road and struck a tree head-on.

He had been travelling along the A1303 at Swaffham Bulbeck, about ten miles west of Cambridge, when the accident happened at around 1.40pm on November 11. He was the only person in the car at the time.

Although there had been three fatal crashes on the A1303 since 1998, they had all occurred on different stretches of the road, which is not regarded as an accident blackspot.

Traffic officers have been investigating the crash and speaking to other people who were using the road at the time of the accident.

They have also been analysing all the circumstances, including the road and weather conditions at the time, and the path the vehicle took when it left the road.

It is understood experts have been examining the condition of the Mazda, in a bid to find out exactly how the crash happened.

Police named the 68–year-old man who died in hospital after his car collided with a telegraph pole near Grundisburgh as Michael Watson.

Mr Watson, who lived in Grundisburgh, had been travelling along Stoney Road between his home village and Swilland on Thursday when his car hit the pole.

He was helped at the scene by a passing motorist, who drove him home. He was later taken to Ipswich Hospital, but died of his injuries.

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