Driver could hold crucial information

POLICE today launched a search for a motorist who they think could hold vital information on a road crash which claimed the life of a young Wickham Market man.

POLICE today launched a search for a motorist who they think could hold vital information on a road crash which claimed the life of a young Wickham Market man.

Neil Wunderle, 22, from Broad Road, was killed when his Citroen Saxo left the road at Otley Bottoms at around 3.30am on Saturday.

Two other occupants of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and were taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Part of the B1079 was closed for several hours after the crash as an accident investigation got underway.

A police spokesman today appealed to the driver of a white pick-up vehicle, which was seen leaving the scene shortly after the accident, to contact the force.

The spokesman said the vehicle was heading from Otley towards Woodbridge.

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It is thought the occupants of the pick-up vehicle could hold crucial information in helping them to uncover what caused the crash.

Meanwhile, police were today trying to piece together the final movements of a pensioner who was killed when he was in collision with a lorry.

Police believe 71-year-old Tony Walker, who is thought to have suffered from Alzheimer's Disease, walked from his home in Barking Tye along the A140 to Eye where he was killed at about 12.15am on Saturday.

Prior to the accident Mr Walker had not been seen since 3pm on Friday.

Officers investigating his death today appealed anyone who may have seen Mr Walker in the hours before his death to come forward.

The pensioner was wearing a bottle green fleece, dark trousers, Wellington boots and gloves. He had a walking stick and was possibly had a grey dog with him.

The deaths came on a horror weekend on Suffolk's road, which also claimed the life of an 18-year-old who died when his red Hyundai ploughed into a telegraph pole at around 8.30pm on Friday.

That crash happened on the A1092, close to the junction with Cranbrook Lane, between Long Melford and Cavendish.

The teenager's identify was not due to be released until his next of kin had been informed.

Anyone who can help in the investigation into the Otley accident should call Pc Masterson on 01473 613500.

Anyone who may have spotted Mr Walker on the A140 should call Pc Wilson at the roads policing unit on 01473 613500.

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