VIDEO: Worlington community in shock after four are killed in collision
A community is in mourning after a fatal car crash claimed four lives on Friday (July 17).
Floral offerings and touching tributes have been left at the scene of a two car collision on the B1102 Freckenham Road in Worlington.
It is believed the vehicles collided head-on just before 8.15pm.
A man aged 77 and a woman aged 75 from Ely, in Cambridgeshire, in a Hyundai I30, and two men aged 24 and 28, both from Mildenhall in Suffolk, in a BMW M3, were pronounced deceased at the scene.
A local woman, who did not want to be named, said: “The atmosphere in town is very sombre. It’s a small place. I think everyone will be thinking about them today, and the families. It’s very sad.”
Among the tributes at the scene were a motocross helmet and gloves.
One card attached to a bouquet of flowers read: “My best friend. I can’t believe this, we had such good times together. You will be missed.”
Another read: “Out thoughts are with the families. Such a sad loss.”
Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, head of roads policing for Norfolk and Suffolk Police, appealed for witnesses to come forward.
He said: “Family liaison officers are in place with the families.
“The main purpose of our investigation is to provide answers for the families and evidence for the coroner.
“The most important thing is that witnesses come forward. We have got some witnesses and we have had people phone in to tell us they saw the vehicles before.
“My officers were at the scene last night. The weather and conditions were good. In terms of the cause of the collision, it’s still early days. We collected photographic and video evidence, as well as forensic evidence. All that will be brought back and analysed.”
One of the cars left the road and ended up in a garden. The occupant of the property is believed to be a doctor and he was amongst the first on the scene.
It is believed that the BMW was travelling in the direction of Worlington village and the Hyundai was travelling in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.
A volunteer critical care team from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) were first on scene at a serious road traffic collision at the B1102 this evening.
The SARS team assessed four patients at the scene but unfortunately no signs of life were found.
A SARS spokesman said: “It was an horrific scene and our thoughts go out to all the friends and families of the deceased.”
Several other emergency services soon arrived at the scene including paramedics from East of England Ambulance service and crews from Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service.
A helicopter from the East Anglian Air Ambulance was also mobilised and arrived later at the scene.
The road re-opened at 3.30am today (Saturday, July 18).
Police would like to hear from witnesses who may have seen the collision or the manner of driving of either of the two cars beforehand.
Anyone with any information should contact the Suffolk Serious Collision Investigation team on 101 quoting CAD 415 of July 17.