Man's death accidental

A CORONER said the cause of a single-vehicle car crash in which a 41-year-old man died would remain a mystery forever.It was on February 23 this year that Daniel Morgan's Audi crashed into a concrete block on the A137 at Wherstead as he headed home from work.

A CORONER said the cause of a single-vehicle car crash in which a 41-year-old man died would remain a mystery forever.

It was on February 23 this year that Daniel Morgan's Audi crashed into a concrete block on the A137 at Wherstead as he headed home from work.

At the inquest, held at Endeavour House, in Ipswich, on Tuesday , members of Mr Morgan's family heard he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time.

Greater Suffolk coroner Peter Dean, said: “The accident happened at 8.15pm when Mr Morgan was travelling from Manningtree train station to his address in Hollesley Road, Alderton.

“His mum, Clare Morgan, had contacted him at around 8pm and spoke to him while on a train.

“Shortly after the crash two people passed in a car travelling the opposite way. They could see the vehicle had left the road.

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“The engine was still running and the music was playing loud but all the doors and windows seemed intact.”

It was thought the sound control on the music player in the car may possibly have been knocked during the accident, resulting in the loud volume.

There were no drugs or alcohol found in Mr Morgan's blood which could have contributed to the crash.

Mr Dean said: “The car had left the nearside of the road shortly after a bend. It had hit a concrete block, flipped into the air before landing on its roof.

“He was not wearing a seatbelt and died as a result of the injuries he received to his brain.

“It is possible the car swerved to avoid another vehicle or animal in the road but because there was no evidence to suggest that or any eye witnesses we will never know.”

A verdict of accidental death was recorded.

N Did you know Daniel Morgan? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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