Driver dies in A12 smash

A MAN died today following a crash on a notorious stretch of a Suffolk road.The 60-year-old was killed when his Nissan Micra was in collision with a lorry on the A12 near Saxmundham.

A MAN died today following a crash on a notorious stretch of a Suffolk road.

The 60-year-old was killed when his Nissan Micra was in collision with a lorry on the A12 near Saxmundham.

Police, fire and ambulance were called at around 8.30am but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.There was no-one else in the car with him.

His death brings the death toll on Suffolk's roads to seven since the beginning of the year.


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Today traffic travelling in both directions was brought to a halt after the south bound carriageway was blocked following the smash.

Diversions were put in place and a Suffolk police spokeswoman said that the road was likely to be blocked for some time while investigations were carried out.

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While the cause of the accident is not yet known it is not thought the road was icy at the time.

That stretch of road has seen several accidents and 14 months ago there was another fatal smash nearby at Kelsale when Geoffrey Hundleby from Carlton Colville was killed in a four car pile up.

Today's accident happened near to Saxmundham between Kelsale and Carlton around the same time of the morning at 8.20am.

Mr Hundleby, 59, was Suffolk County Council's religious education adviser and was on his way to work in Ipswich.

Two other people also died in road accidents in the county last weekend.

Motorcyclist Robin Leeks of Blake Avenue, Shotley died following an accident on Norwich Road, Ipswich on Saturday.

And in a separate accident later that day another motorcylist, 25-year-old Matthew Paulson of Sudbury was killed after being involved in a crash on the A1092 at Cavendish.

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