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Teenager who died in crash named

PUBLISHED: 15:56 26 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:34 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK teenager who suffered horrific head injuries in a car crash has died.

Ross Morgan, 18, of Beach Road, Great Cornard, had the life support machine he was on in West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, turned off yesterday afternoon after being fatally injured in an accident on Monday night.

A SUFFOLK teenager who suffered horrific head injuries in a car crash has died.

Ross Morgan, 18, of Beach Road, Great Cornard, had the life support machine he was on in West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, turned off yesterday afternoon after being fatally injured in an accident on Monday night.

It is thought his family were at his bedside.

The teenager was a passenger in a Ford Escort car that ploughed off of the Sudbury-bound B1115 Waldingfield Road, hitting a tree and overturning a number of times. The driver of the car also aged 18, managed to escape with facial injuries. Suffolk Police believe no other vehicle was involved, but are appealing for witnesses.

Mr Morgan was crushed in the car, and had to be freed by two Sudbury fire crews using cutting equipment. He had to be resuscitated on the scene by paramedics a number of times and it is thought that he never regained consciousness.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds and immediately placed in intensive care.

One emergency worker described there being "patchy fog" on the road, but it is not known whether or not this contributed to the smash.

The teenager becomes the 35th person to die on Suffolk's roads this year. A total of 56 people died on the county's highways in 2000.

Anyone with information should call Suffolk Traffic Police on 01473 613500.

Police are also renewing an appeal for witnesses to a road traffic accident, which left a woman in intensive care.

The accident happened at around 9.20pm on Tuesday September 18 on the A143 at Great Barton. A dark coloured vehicle believed to be a series five BMW stopped just north of the accident and another car also stopped and put its hazard lights on.

Police are keen to talk to the drivers of these two vehicles. The driver of the Escort involved in the crash was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where she remains in intensive care. Her condition is said to be stable.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Dade on 01284 774152.

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