“She will be deeply missed” - Tribute paid to Elveden crash victim Julia Leeson

Julia Leeson. Picture: via SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Julia Leeson. Picture: via SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

The family of a grandmother who died following a crash at Elveden on Friday have paid tribute to her.

Julia Leeson, who was in her 70s, sadly died after the collision on the B1106, which happened about 3.35pm.

Ambulance personnel were unable to save Mrs Leeson, who lived at Mundford, near Thetford.

A statement from Mrs Leeson's family said she would be deeply missed.

It said: 'Julia Leeson in her 70s tragically died on November 9 in a traffic collision.


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'Julia was a grandmother, leaving behind her son, his wife and two girls.

'She was an active member of Thetford golf club, avid birdwatcher and member of the British Trust for Ornithology. She also provided reading services for the blind, she will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

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'Many thanks to all the emergency service personnel and nurse who fought so valiantly at the scene.'

Mrs Leeson was driving a grey Honda towards the A11 and Brandon when it was in collision with a red Volvo heading in the opposite direction towards West Stow.

The male driver of the Volvo was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital to receive treatment for lower back pain.

Police officers and the ambulance service – including the air ambulance – were in attendance.

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen the collision, has dash cam footage of the incident or witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to it to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101, quoting CAD number 301 of Friday, December 9.

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