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Family pay tribute following Blythburgh fatal collision

Mantripp

The family of a man who died in a road traffic collision on the A12 near Blythburgh have paid tribute to him.

Police were called shortly after 6:50pm on Wednesday 4 August to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a grey Renault Clio and a brown Volkswagen Touareg on the northbound A12, near the A1095.

Fire and ambulance crew were also in attendance and the driver of the Renault Clio, a man aged in his 30s, had to be extracted from the vehicle. 

He sustained life threatening injuries and sadly died whilst enroute to hospital.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Reece Leslie Mantripp, aged 30, from Carlton Coalville.

Reece’s dad and sisters have asked us to issue the following tribute on their behalf: “Reece was a fun-loving man with a heart of gold. He was a father of two beautiful girls, a scaffolder and he was passionate about fishing. His laugh and smile will be forever in our memories. He was loved so much by his family and friends, who meant the world to Reece, and he will be hugely missed by so many.”

The driver of the Touareg, a man aged in his 70s, sustained serious injuries and was taken to James Paget Hospital for treatment, however these injuries are not believed to be life changing or life threatening. 

Witnesses to the collision or anyone driving in the area just prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle, are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: CAD 311 of 4 August.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update 

Email – [email protected] 

Phone – Call 101 

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999 

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/rtc

Previous release - 5 August 2021

Police can confirm a man has died in a road traffic collision on the A12 near Blythburgh.

Police were called shortly after 6:50pm yesterday, Wednesday 4 August, to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a grey Renault Clio and a brown Volkswagen Touareg on the northbound A12, near the A1095.

Fire and ambulance crew were also in attendance and the driver of the Renault Clio, a man aged in his 30s, had to be extracted from the vehicle.

He sustained life threatening injuries and sadly died whilst enroute to hospital.

The driver of the Touareg, a man aged in his 70s, sustained minor injuries and was taken to James Paget Hospital.

Road closures were put in place while an investigation was carried out.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, along with anyone driving in the area just prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: CAD 311 of 4 August.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

If you have been involved in or affected by a road traffic collision, advice and support information can be found at: www.suffolk.police.uk/rtc