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Creeting St Mary - Tribute paid to victim of fatal collision

Matthew Jack
The family of a man from Stowupland who died following a road traffic collision in Creeting St Mary have paid tribute to him.

Police were called at 9:50am on Friday, 19 April, to reports of a collision involving a Land Rover car and a cyclist on the junction of Flordon Road and Coddenham Road (B1078)

Ambulance personnel, including the air ambulance also attended the incident, but the cyclist involved, Matthew Jack aged 49 from Stowupland, sadly died at the scene. Mr Jack’s family have asked us to issue the following tribute on their behalf:

Matthew Jack was a devoted teacher at Claydon High School for nearly 20 years, he was valued and respected by both pupils and staff. As a friend once said he was unapologetically committed to his wife, kids and wider family.

“Matt had a strong, quiet, secure faith in God that gave him such wisdom, patience, calmness and integrity.

“Matt was a passionate sportsman who loved competing. However, nothing was more important to him than adventures with his wife and kids and supporting them with all their ambitions.”

As a family we would also like to thank everyone who stopped to help Matt with first aid and stopping the traffic. Also we would like to thank the Paramedics and the Police for all their efforts too. 

 

Previous release | 19 April 2019

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Creeting St Mary.

Police were called 9:50am today Friday, 19 April, to reports of a collision involving a Land Rover car and a cyclist on the junction of Flordon Road and Coddenham Road (B1078)

Ambulance personnel, including the air ambulance also attended the incident, but the cyclist involved, a man in his forties, sadly died at the scene.

The road was closed for a short time following the collision but has now re-opened.

Witnesses or anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting reference CAD 97 of 19 April.