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A140 fatality named


Police are now able to name a man who died following a fatal road traffic collision around 3.30pm on Thursday 6th February on the A140 at Stonham Parva.
Officers were called to a collision involving a HGV lorry and a van.
The driver of the HGV lorry involved sustained serious injuries.
The driver of the van was 49-year-old Jason Howitt of Barsham near Beccles - he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 
Jason’s family have paid tribute to him with the following words:
"As a family we are devastated by the loss of our beloved son, brother and fiancé Jason.
"Ja had a beautiful soul, kind, loyal and loving.
"His personality was infectious, he could make you laugh and knew how to have fun. He worked so incredibly hard and loved his career in catering. He poured his heart into his cooking and his menu creations; he was an inspirational leader and so proud of his teams over the last three decades and the careers of chefs he helped support.
"Ja was a real family man and loved us all dearly, he absolutely adored his fiancé Dee and was very much looking forward to his future with the love of his life.
"We would like to say thank you to all the friends, family and colleagues that have shared their kindness, love and fabulous memories; it means the world to us knowing that Ja was loved so much”
Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD number 264 of 6 February 2020.
Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update  
Phone – Call 101 
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999


Previous release I Thursday 6 February

Police can confirm a man has died in a road traffic collision that took place at Little Stonham.

Officers were called to the A140 earlier this afternoon (Thursday 6 February) at about 3.30pm after reports of a collision between a HGV lorry and a van.

Emergency services, including the fire service and air ambulance, were called to the scene.

The male driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the HGV lorry was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital by air ambulance for treatment to suspected broken wrists.

The road remains closed and is likely to remain so overnight while initial investigations continue and the two vehicles are removed from the scene of the collision. Drivers are asked to find alternative routes in the meantime.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting CAD number 264 of 6 February 2020.