A14 Ipswich crash: Motorcyclist dies after crash in Suffolk

Published:
1:34 PM September 21, 2022



Updated:
1:57 PM September 21, 2022

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a lorry on the A14 outside of Ipswich.

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway between Sproughton and the Copdock Interchange shortly after 6am on Wednesday.

Police, fire crews and the ambulance service were called to the incident, but the rider of the motorcycle, a 61-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a man in his 30s, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess drugs.

He was taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning, where he remains.

Both directions of the A14 were closed while police conducted a collision investigation and to allow for recovery of the vehicles.

The westbound carriageway reopened shortly after 8am, while one lane reopened on the eastbound carriageway shortly before 1pm.

The eastbound carriageway fully reopened shortly before 2pm.

It is the second death to be confirmed on the A14 in Suffolk in recent days, following the death of a pedestrian on the eastbound carriageway at Coddenham, north of Ipswich, on Saturday evening.

Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the pedestrian has been named as 39-year-old Jason Pack from Claydon.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses and have asked any drivers who have dash cam footage of the area or were driving on the A14 at the time of the crash to come forward.

Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact Suffolk police, quoting CAD number 35 of September 21.

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