Police investigate forest death crash

HORRIFIC last moments of a young woman's life were today being pieced together after a crash deep in a Suffolk forest.Kelly Baker, who was 28 and lived in Broad Lanes, Elmstead, near Colchester died after the car she was driving overturned on Fire Track one in the forest at Hollesley Road, Rendlesham at around 8pm yesterday.

HORRIFIC last moments of a young woman's life were today being pieced together after a crash deep in a Suffolk forest.

Kelly Baker, who was 28 and lived in Broad Lanes, Elmstead, near Colchester died after the car she was driving overturned on Fire Track one in the forest at Hollesley Road, Rendlesham at around 8pm yesterday.

Four other people are still in hospital following the crash in the Daihatsu Sportrak four by four car and are said to be suffering from back injuries.

Miss Baker's neighbour Mick Robinson paid tribute to the young woman who he said loved clubbing and dancing and would never hurt a fly.

He said: ““What a dreadful shock. She was a lovely girl. She would never hurt a fly.

”She was doing up her house with her boyfriend. She was a gorgeous girl.”

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Mr Robinson said Miss Baker had a sister called Jade who is a teacher in a Colchester primary school. Her father Mark is thought to live at a travellers site near Woodbridge.

She is also recorded as a company secretary of Kevin Fisher Ltd, a Colchester construction company.

Police are today launching an investigation to find out what the group was doing in the forest and how the four by four car overturned on the remote track used by dog walkers.

All four of the other passengers are still in hospital. One is suffering from shoulder and back injuries, the other has a possible fractured back and two others have back and spine injuries.

A spokesman from Suffolk police said: “We received a call at 8.12pm from the ambulance service. A four by four vehicle had overturned on fire track one in Rendlesham Forest and a female had been seriously injured.

“There were other occupants who suffered minor injuries. A 28-year-old woman was conveyed to Ipswich hospital where she was pronounced dead.”

No arrests have been made following the accident but an investigation is under way.

The spokesman said: “A full crash investigation is taking place to find the cause of the accident and witnesses will be spoken to.”

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 8pm.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Ambulance Service said four ambulances were sent to the scene. Fire crews from Woodbridge, Orford and Ipswich also were called to the scene.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said: “When we arrived there was a vehicle on its roof and four casualties had been removed from the vehicle. We assisted the ambulance and police in stabilising the casualties.”

Anyone with any information about the accident should contact Pc Andy Fossey on 01473 613500

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