Man arrested after woman dies in A11 crash

A young woman has died following a fatal road traffic collision on the A11 in Red Lodge.

A young woman has died following a fatal road traffic collision on the A11 in Red Lodge. - Credit: Staff

A man has been arrested following a crash this morning on the A11 at Red Lodge which left a woman in her 20s dead.

A young woman has died following a fatal road traffic collision on the A11 in Red Lodge.

A young woman has died following a fatal road traffic collision on the A11 in Red Lodge. - Credit: Staff

Police officers were called to reports that a vehicle had been found off the road on the A11 southbound in Red Lodge, between Newmarket and Barton Mills, shortly after midnight this morning.

Suffolk Police tweeted: 'A young woman has died following a road traffic collision on the A11 at Red Lodge.'

They confirmed that the woman was found inside a Citroen car, but she had died at the scene.

She is believed to have been the only person in the vehicle. Her next of kin have been informed.

Police began an investigation into what had happened and discovered a second vehicle had been involved. Following work to trace this, a vehicle – a Jaguar – was recovered and a 63-year-old man was arrested just after 4am this morning on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop following a road traffic collision.

He has been taken into custody at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be interviewed.

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The A11 was closed southbound between the Fiveways Roundabout and the B1085 junction was closed for 12 hours, eventually reopening at midday.

A volunteer paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) was first on the scene.

An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said: 'We received a call yesterday at 11.56pm to reports of an road traffic collision on the A11 at Red Lodge and sent a number of resources including two ambulances, the hazardous area response team, an ambulance officer, and a medical response car from the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity.

'One patient was involved and sadly was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the family and friends involved at during this sad time.'

Anyone who may have seen any incident on the A11 late last night, should call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD reference two of today.

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