Feltwell crash victim died after hitting mattress on road

PUBLISHED: 17:19 04 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:19 04 February 2014

Southery Road near Feltwell

Southery Road near Feltwell


A 43-year-old man died in a crash near Feltwell after hitting a mattress that was on the road and swerving into a tree, according to the Norfolk Coroner.

Dean Humberstone, of Breckland Avenue, Lakenheath, died last Wednesday when the white Nissan van he was driving left Southery Road at around 6.45am.

A spokesman for the Norfolk Coroner, said: “Mr Humberstone was driving on the C872 near Feltwell when his van collided with a mattress which was lying in the carriageway.

“As a result, his vehicle left the road to its near side and collided with a tree.

“Paramedics attended and confirmed Mr Humberstone dead at the scene.”

A 55-year-old man from the Thetford area has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

He has been released on police bail.

A blue Toyota truck was also involved.


  • If you’re wondering where the C872 is, try searching for it on OpenStreetMap dot org

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    Pink Duck

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

  • He didn't come from Breckland Avenue. Please get your facts right before reporting...

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    Jem Dowsett

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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