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Second teenager dies after devastating Boxing Day road crash

PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 December 2017 | UPDATED: 18:00 28 December 2017

The area of the A14 eastbound at Rougham in Suffolk where a fatal collision took place on Boxing Day 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The area of the A14 eastbound at Rougham in Suffolk where a fatal collision took place on Boxing Day 2017. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A devastating Boxing Day road crash in which an 18-year-old tragically died has now claimed its second teenage victim.

Police were called to the scene of a collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a grey Ford Fiesta at 9.30pm on the A14 eastbound at Rougham, near Bury St Edmunds, just east of junction 45.

Yesterday (Wednesday, December 27) police said that William Smedley, 18, of Bury St Edmunds, who was a passenger in the Ford Fiesta, died in the incident.

Officers have now confirmed that a second 18-year-old man, who has not yet been named, has died as a result of his injuries.

He had been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and was also a passenger in the Ford Fiesta.

A third male - the driver - was taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The female driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 19-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

Anyone with any information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101, quoting CAD number 332 of December 26.


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