Man who died in fatal West Row collision described as ‘a giving person with a large heart’

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Tributes have been paid to a ‘beloved husband’ who died in a fatal three-car collision on Tuesday morning.

David John Rolfe, 75, of Mildenhall, died when his blue Toyota was involved in a collision close to the gate of RAF Mildenhall, in West Row Road.

His family said: “David John Rolfe, beloved husband of 53 years to Janet, much loved father of Teresa and grandfather to Charlotte, sadly passed away tragically [on Tuesday] aged 75 years.

“He lived for the three woman in his life. He lived to help family, friends and neighbours. A giving person with a large heart. His love for the woman in his life was equal to his passion for working outdoors and gardening.

“He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.”

Flowers have been laid at the side of West Row Road close to where the collision took place.

The three cars collided at about 7.55 on Tuesday morning.

Mr Rolfe was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman in her 40s was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with back and chest injuries and a second woman was treated for shock.

A spokesperson from RAF Mildenhall confirmed that both U.S and British citizens had been involved in the collision.

First responders from RAF Mildenhall as well as a doctor from Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service assisted the emergency services.