Tragic last message of road crash man

A YOUNG man sent a final message to his wife as sat dying in his blazing car with rescuers battling to save him, it emerged today.The man, who was in his late 20s, died after his Vauxhall Vectra hit a tree in The Street, Bulmer Tye, on the Suffolk and Essex border.

A YOUNG man sent a final message to his wife as sat dying in his blazing car with rescuers battling to save him, it emerged today.

The man, who was in his late 20s, died after his Vauxhall Vectra hit a tree in The Street, Bulmer Tye, on the Suffolk and Essex border.

As rescuers desperately attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher he asked them to tell his wife he was all right.

Ivan Beeton, landlord of the Fox and Huntsman's Table, was alerted to the crash after a young man ran into his pub asking for an extinguisher shortly after 7.30pm.


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Mr Beeton looked out at the burning car, 200 yards up the road from the pub, and followed the youth with two further fire extinguishers.

As he and the youth desperately tried to put out the fire, the driver, a young man from north Essex, talked to them.

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"He said: 'Just tell my wife I'm OK,'" said Mr Beeton.

Two fire crews from Sudbury, one from Halstead and the rescue vehicle from Colchester were called out to the accident at 7.39pm.

But they were still trying to free the driver over an hour later.

Essex Police said only one vehicle was involved in the crash. It left the road, turned upside down and caught fire. Mr Beeton said the car was a Vauxhall Vectra.

The road was closed for several hours while emergency services dealt with accident.

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