Women dies in Suffolk smash

A WOMAN died today after being involved in a three-vehicle smash in north Suffolk.The victim, who is believed to have lived in Norfolk, was treated at the scene of the crash before being taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

A WOMAN died today after being involved in a three-vehicle smash in north Suffolk.

The victim, who is believed to have lived in Norfolk, was treated at the scene of the crash before being taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Despite efforts by doctors the woman died shortly after 3am today.

Emergency services including three paramedics in an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were sent to Mendham, a village on the road between Diss and Lowestoft, around 6pm yesterday.


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The woman who was killed was driving a silver Honda Civic.

The two other vehicles involved were a blue Ford Mondeo and a white box van.

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According to the person who called police the crash occurred in Metfield Road at the junction with Withersdale Street in Mendham.

Officers sealed the area off and traffic was diverted from away from the area leaving Metfield Road was closed until around 11.30pm.

Relatives of the woman, believed to be in her late 50s, are being informed today.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "A full and thorough investigation will be taking place."

So far this year 48 people have died on Suffolk's roads.

Last year the death toll was 43.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Pc Hamish Philp at Suffolk Police on 01473 613500.

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