Driver in his 20s dies in A144 collision

The collision happened on the A144 near Halesworth

The collision happened on the A144 near Halesworth - Credit: Google Maps

Police have confirmed a man in his 20s has died following a collision between an Audi and Kia on the A144 near Halesworth.

Officers from Suffolk police closed the road in both directions at around 9.40pm on Sunday, with the closure remaining in place until the following morning.

Fire crews, the ambulance service and an air ambulance attended the scene but the driver and sole occupant of the Audi - a man aged in his 20s - was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

The female driver and male passenger of the other vehicle, a Kia Cee’d, were both assessed at hospital and were later discharged after sustaining minor injuries.

East Suffolk councillor Tony Goldson for Halesworth and Blything said he was deeply saddened to hear the news.

"Of course I am saddened by any accident that happens. 

Tony Goldson, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for health. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

East Suffolk councillor Tony Goldson - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

"My condolences go out to the family and friends.

"It was a terrible shock and I am very saddened to hear about the crash."

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Mr Goldson said the road does have speed restrictions in place, but does not think it is a dangerous stretch of road. 

"It has been quite a safe piece of road up until now which is why I am really, really saddened by it," My Goldson said. 

Reverend Dominic Doble, from St Mary's Church in Halesworth, said: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

"It is very tragic that he had all those years ahead of him and I am sure he will leave a large whole in all of those who loved in. 

"If there is anything we can do, we ask the family to get in touch. 

"The church will be open during daylight hours and we could perhaps set up a book of remembrance if people wanted to."

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, along with anyone driving in the area just prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting CAD 349 of August 15.

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