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Wherstead - Man jailed for causing death by careless driving

A 47-year-old man from Ipswich has been jailed following the death of woman in a fatal road traffic collision in Wherstead.

Batsirayi Maundo, of Wherstead Road, Ipswich, appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 9 April, where he was sentenced to 14 Months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for 5 years and seven months.

Maundo had previously pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on 4 February 2021.

The collision occurred at 7.15am on Wednesday 3 July 2019, when officers were called to reports that a silver Ford Fusion and a white Nissan Qashqai had collided on the A137 at Bourne Hill in Wherstead.

The driver of the Nissan Qashqai, 58-year-old Angela Last, also known as Tracey, from Ipswich, sadly died at the scene.

The Ford Fusion, driven by Maundo, was travelling southbound from Ipswich on the A137 towards the A14 and the Nissan, driven by Mrs Last, was travelling in the opposite direction, when the collision occurred.

Maundo was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

An investigation was carried out by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit and they determined that the Ford Fusion was being driven on the wrong side of the road at the time of the collision.

Alex Matthews from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Mrs Last. Collisions like this ruin so many lives. Motorists must ensure that they are concentrating at all times.”

Previous release | 15 July 2019

Following a serious road traffic collision on Wednesday 3 July 2019 at Wherstead Road in Ipswich the family would like to issue the following tribute.  

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Tracey Last was tragically taken from us on the morning of the 3rd July 2019.

She was a much loved wife to Clive for many years and cherished daughter to Tony & Ann.

Tracey was sister to Dale, Bonnie & Toni and a wonderful mum to Derry & Ryan, along with their partners Stacey & Meredith.

A devoted and fantastic nanny to all of her grandchildren; Curtis, Brooke, Calli & Finley.
 
Tracey was a friendly and outgoing person, she would help anyone who needed her and had a lot of time for her family

Tracey will be hugely missed by all of her family, friends, and everyone that knew her.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to visit  http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update. Alternatively, call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

Anybody who may have relevant dash-cam or mobile phone footage are asked to visit 

http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/9-dashboard-cam...

Please quote reference CAD 45 of 3 July.

Previous release I 3 July 2019

A woman who died following a road traffic collision in Ipswich is being named by police.

Officers were called at 7:15am this morning, Wednesday 3 July, to reports of a two vehicle collision the Wherstead Road involving two cars – a Ford Fusion and a Nissan Qashqai.

The woman driver of the Qashqai was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as 57-year-old Angela Last, who was also known as Tracy,  from Ipswich.

The male driver of the Ford Fusion sustained serious injuries and has been taken to by land ambulance to hospital.

The road was closed in both directions at this time to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the collision to get underway but has since reopened.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to visit  http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update. Alternatively, call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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

Please quote reference CAD 45 of 3 July.

Previous release | 11:40am 3 July

Police can confirm that a woman has died following a road traffic collision in Ipswich.

Officers were called at 7:15am this morning, Wednesday 3 July, to reports of a two vehicle collision the Wherstead Road involving two cars – a Ford Fusion and a Nissan Qashqai.

The woman driver of the Qashqai was treated by paramedics but sadly died at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

The male driver of the Ford Fusion sustained serious injuries and has been taken to by land ambulance to hospital.

The road remains closed in both directions at this time to allow an investigation into the circumstances of the collision to get underway. It is expected that the road will be closed for several hours and police are asking motorists to find an alternative route.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to visit  http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update. Alternatively, call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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

Please quote reference CAD 45 of 3 July.