Suffolk double fatal victims named

POLICE have named two people who were killed in an accident in a Suffolk village yesterday.

Colin Adwent

TWO people killed when their cars collided in Suffolk have been named by police today.

Emergency services were called to the B1080 at just outside Stutton, near Brantham, just after 12.30pm yesterday following a crash involving a blue Ford Focus and a white Audi.

The woman driver of the Ford has been named as 24-year-old Sarah Catherine Lee from Colchester, while the driver of the Audi has been identified as Matthew Ian Anderson, also 24, of Holbrook. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.


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A third person, a man who was a passenger in the Ford Focus, and also believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Colchester Hospital. He is thought to have sustained relatively minor injuries.

The tragedy occurred in a dip in the road around half a mile from the A137 junction next to the Brantham Bull public house.

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Paramedics were called to Manningtree Road, near The Gardener's Arms pub, by a member of the public.

Three ambulances, one from Essex and two from Suffolk, were despatched along with a rapid response vehicle. The Essex air ambulance was also sent to the scene.

The ambulance service was told people were trapped in the vehicles and alerted the fire service. Police were also called as there was a report of fatalities, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said.

More than a dozen firefighters from Holbrook and Ipswich in two fire engines and a heavy rescue tender were also sent the scene to cut those involved from the vehicles.

Manningtree Road was cordoned off from the junction with the Brantham Bull public house throughout yesterday afternoon, as officers from Suffolk Constabulary's serious collision investigation team began their inquiry.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision.

If you saw the incident, or either of the vehicles on the road prior to the crash, telephone Pc Roy Dade on 01473 613500.

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