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Woolpit A14 fatal collision – Man named and family pay tribute

George Collins
Police are now able to name a man who sadly died in a road traffic collision on the A14 at Woolpit, as his family pay tribute to him.

Officers were called at just after 5.00am on Saturday 10 August, to reports of a collision on the A14 westbound at Woolpit involving a pedestrian and a number of vehicles.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as George Collins  aged 38 years from Bury St Edmunds.

The family have asked us to issue the following tribute on their behalf:

“Our beloved son, George, died on the A14, in the morning of 10 August.
After many troubled years, suffering from mental illness, he is now peaceful, at last.
We should like to express our thanks to the emergency services for all they did and our sorrow for the trauma caused to anyone who became involved.”

Witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team quoting CAD reference 64 of 10 August via
 
Website – complete the online contact form: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
 
Anybody who may have relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage are asked to visit https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/9-dashboard-camera-report-form
 
Phone – call 101
 
In an emergency always call 999

 

 

Previous release | 10 August 2:20pm

Police can confirm that a man has died following a road traffic collision on the A14.
 
Officers were called at just after 5.00am this morning, Saturday 10 August, to reports of a collision on the A14 westbound at Woolpit involving a pedestrian and a number of vehicles.
 
The pedestrian, a man in his 30s, sadly died at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.
 
The westbound carriageway was closed for several hours to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the incident to get underway but has now re-opened.
 
Witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team quoting CAD reference 64 of 10 August via
 
Website – complete the online contact form:
http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
 
Anybody who may have relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage are asked to visit
https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/9-dashboard-camera-report-form
 
Phone – call 101
 
In an emergency always call 999

Previous release | 10 August 9:50am

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision on the A14 at Woolpit.

Police were called at just after 5.00am this morning, Saturday 10 August, to reports of a collision on the westbound A14 at Woolpit involving a pedestrian and a number of vehicles.

Officers remain at the scene and the westbound carriageway of the A14 between junction 51 (A140 Beacon Hill) and junction 47 (Woolpit) is closed and expected to remain shut for several hours. Diversions have been put in place but motorists are being asked to use another route if possible.

Witnesses or anybody with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team quoting CAD reference 64 of 10 August via

Website – complete the online contact form: http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Anybody who may have relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage are asked to visit https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/9-dashboard-camera-report-form

Phone – call 101

In an emergency always call 999