Teenager in court over fatal crash

A TEENAGER was due to face court today charged with careless driving following the death of Ipswich grandmother Susan Garnham.Mrs Garnham, 61, suffered fatal injuries when she was in collision with a car in Stoke Park Drive on Easter Sunday, March 23.

A TEENAGER was due to face court today charged with careless driving following the death of Ipswich grandmother Susan Garnham.

Mrs Garnham, 61, suffered fatal injuries when she was in collision with a car in Stoke Park Drive on Easter Sunday, March 23.

Kyler Jackson, 18, of Blake Road, Ipswich, was due to appear in South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court today charged with driving without due care and attention, failing to stop at the scene of the accident, failing to report an accident and driving without insurance.

Mrs Garnham, of Hexham Road, was found collapsed in the snow when police arrived at the scene at 8.45am. She was pronounced dead a short time later at Ipswich Hospital.


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Two days after the accident, her husband, Mike Garnham, spoke about how he was left numb by her death. He said normally he would have accompanied her on the short walk from her Hexham Close home but on that day, he was watching the Grand Prix so she went alone.

The couple had celebrated their 40th anniversary just two weeks before Mrs Garnham died.

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He said: “She was a friend to everyone. We'd never been happier.

“She was so happy with life. She loved her grandchildren. She was very generous - everybody loved her.”

Mrs Garnham came to Ipswich as a girl and went to Northgate High School. She had worked as an administrator at Stoke High School for the past 28 years.

In the aftermath of the accident, Mr Garnham made a heartfelt plea for the driver to give themselves up.

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