Lorry driver accused of causing death of Kesgrave man Colin Fisk by dangerous driving in court

A140 closed at Mendlesham following the crash which killed Colin Fisk. Picture: ARCHANT

A140 closed at Mendlesham following the crash which killed Colin Fisk. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A lorry driver has appeared before Ipswich magistrates this afternoon charged with causing the death of Kesgrave man Colin Fisk by dangerous driving and seriously injuring Mr Fisk’s seven-year-old daughter.

Dalius Matulaitis, of Rectory Gardens, Wisbech, made his first appearance on the two accusations on his 51st birthday, via a video link from Martlesham police investigation centre.

The tragedy occurred on Tuesday at around 11.20am on the A140 near Brockford.

Two lorries collided. One hit 43-year-old Mr Fisk’s Renault Megane which overturned and was crushed by one of the HGVs.

Matulaitis - a Lithuanian national who has lived in the UK for around three years, but has been coming to this country intermittently for 10 - listened to proceedings through an interpreter.

No plea was entered because the accusation of death by dangerous driving can only be heard by a crown court.

Magistrates denied an application for bail made by Matulaitis’ solicitor Jo Paton.

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Matulaitis was remanded in custody until his next hearing, which will be before Ipswich Crown Court on August 24.

Mr Fisk’s daughter was airlifted to hospital following the crash and sustained two broken collarbones.

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