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Teenager dies in road tragedy

PUBLISHED: 21:00 01 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:40 03 March 2010

A TEENAGER was killed after his car left the road and crashed into a tree near Southwold.

The 18-year-old male driver, who is believed to be from Suffolk, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics who first on the scene.

A TEENAGER was killed after his car left the road and crashed into a tree near Southwold.

The 18-year-old male driver, who is believed to be from Suffolk, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics who first on the scene.

No other vehicle is believed to have been involved in the accident which happened at about 10.20pm yesterday.

The driver of a blue Peugeot 205, was killed after his car left the road, careered up a grass verge and then hit a tree on the A1095 Halesworth Road at Reydon, halfway between St Felix School and the junction of the A12.

Firefighters were called to the scene and cut the roof off the car in order to allow paramedics access to the casualty, however, their efforts were in vain as the driver was already dead.

Accident investigators and scenes of crime officers were called to the crash scene to try and find out the exact cause of the accident.

Police later closed the road while the Highways Agency cleared an oil spillage.

It is understood that the car was travelling from Southwold towards the A12 when the crash happened.

Police are expected to release the name of the driver later today.

Yesterday's accident brings the death toll on Suffolk's roads this year to 11.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the accident or who was in the area at the time to contact Halesworth Traffic Unit on 01986 835100.


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