A11 at Red Lodge in Suffolk has re-opened following fatal crash in which young woman was killed - Jaguar driver arrested at his Brandon home is currently being questioned by police
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Officers were called to reports that a vehicle had been found off the road on the A11 southbound in Red Lodge, between Newmarket and Barton Mills, shortly after midnight on this morning.
A man has been arrested after a woman in her 20s died at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the A11 in Suffolk.
A young woman has died following a fatal road traffic collision on the A11 in Red Lodge.
Officers were called to reports that a vehicle had been found off the road on the A11 southbound in Red Lodge, between Newmarket and Barton Mills, at around midnight this morning.
A woman in her early 20s was found inside the Citroen car. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Suffolk Constabulary said.
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She is believed to have been the only person in the vehicle. Her next of kin have been informed.
Police launched an immediate investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and discovered that a second vehicle had been involved in the collision.
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A Jaguar was recovered and a 63-year-old man, who lives in the Brandon area, was arrested at his home shortly after 4am today on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop following a road traffic collision, Suffolk Constabulary said.
He has been taken into custody at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be interviewed by police.
The location of where the Jaguar was found cannot be disclosed due to the ongoing investigation, police added.
The A11 was closed for around 12 hours while a full investigation was carried out at the scene. The road reopened at 12.15pm.
A volunteer paramedic from Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) was the first paramedic to arrive at the incident.
An East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said: “We received a call yesterday at 11.56pm to reports of a road traffic collision on the A11 at Red Lodge and sent a number of resources including two ambulances, the hazardous area response team, an ambulance officer, and a medical response car from the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity.
“One patient was involved and sadly was pronounced dead at the scene. Our thoughts are with the family and friends involved at during this sad time.”
The A11 is closed southbound between Fiveways Roundabout and the B1085 junction, and traffic is being diverted on the A1101 southbound to Fornham All Saints and the B1106 to the A14 back to Newmarket.
Anyone who may have seen the incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting CAD reference 2 of today (November 11).