Felixstowe fatal accident victim named

POLICE today named a lorry driver who died in a crash just outside the gates of Felixstowe port.Roy Fox, 64, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, died after his articulated lorry went off the road and through a metal fence, colliding with a container in a storage yard at Dock Gate Two roundaboutIt is believed the driver he may have suffered a heart attack at the wheel.

POLICE today named a lorry driver who died in a crash just outside the gates of Felixstowe port.

Roy Fox, 64, of Littleport, Cambridgeshire, died after his articulated lorry went off the road and through a metal fence, colliding with a container in a storage yard at Dock Gate Two roundabout

It is believed the driver he may have suffered a heart attack at the wheel.

Police say they have spoken to a number of witnesses but are still keen to speak to anyone else who may have seen the accident at the junction of Fagbury Road and Trinity Avenue.

They have asked for anyone who saw the crash to contact force headquarters traffic unit on 01473 613500.

Mr Fox's truck, a Volvo lorry towing a 40ft trailer with container, was the only vehicle involved in the crash just after 1.30pm yesterday. It is believed he had just left the port with a delivery and was heading for the A14.

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Police officers, fire and ambulance crews were called to the accident, which left the lorry embedded in metal railings. It was several hours before the wreckage of the lorry could be taken away from the site.

A Suffolk police spokesman said the accident had not adversely affected traffic flow in the area or at the roundabout, used daily by thousands of HGVs.

He said the coroner had been informed and a post mortem examination would be held to determine the cause of death. An inquest would be held later.

The accident was the second fatal in the area in the past four months.

An 80-year-old Felixstowe man died at the junction between Trinity Avenue and Anzani Avenue, outside the BP filling station, in August after his car was in collision with a lorry.