Trio killed in car crashes named

POLICE have named the three people who died on the region's roads in two horror smashes within 24 hours.The first crash happened on the A143 at Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Thursday afternoon, when a Fiat Panda was involved in a collision with a lorry.

POLICE have named the three people who died on the region's roads in two horror smashes within 24 hours.

The first crash happened on the A143 at Great Barton, near Bury St Edmunds, on Thursday afternoon, when a Fiat Panda was involved in a collision with a lorry.

Two people were killed, who police have named as Ernest Rowlands, 87, of North Walsham, who was the driver, and 61-year-old Christine Barham, of Rougham, who was the rear seat passenger.

Police also named eight-year-old William Elbrow, from Thrapston, Northamptonshire, as the boy who was killed in a seven-vehicle pile up on the A14 near Stow-cum-Quy, just over the Suffolk border into Cambridgeshire.


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The youngster died in Friday afternoon's crash which involved three lorries, a Mitsubishi pick-up towing a caravan, a van and two BMWs and caused traffic chaos.

Police had to close the A14 for most of the day while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

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Six other people were injured, with some suffering serious injuries.

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