Driver dies after crash

A DRIVER was killed after an horrific accident in west Suffolk – bringing the number of people to die on Suffolk's roads this year to 52.Emergency services were called to the scene at Ballingdon Hill, Sudbury, at around 10pm yesterday after the vehicle – a blue Ford Fiesta – had struck a building at the bottom of the hill.

A DRIVER was killed after an horrific accident in west Suffolk – bringing the number of people to die on Suffolk's roads this year to 52.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Ballingdon Hill, Sudbury, at around 10pm yesterday after the vehicle – a blue Ford Fiesta – had struck a building at the bottom of the hill.

Fire crews from Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds and paramedics battled to release the driver from the wreckage of the vehicle.

He was freed within about 20 minutes and taken to West Suffolk Hospital, but police said he had been pronounced dead.

Police investigators were last night trying to piece together what caused the accident. The road had been closed and diversions set up.

It remained unclear whether any other vehicles had been involved in the crash.

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Police were unable to name the victim last night while they were trying to locate family members to inform them of the tragedy.

There have now been 52 deaths on Suffolk's roads this year, compared to 43 in the whole of last year. It is on course to be the highest number of deaths since 1990, when 61 people died.

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