Woman dies in a143 crash

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A SOON-to-be-married midwife was killed in a car crash on her way home from a hospital shift.

Hannah Seeley, 23, was returning home to Stanton from West Suffolk Hospital on Sunday when her Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Golf on the A143 near Great Barton.

Two ambulances plus fast response cars and doctors attended but she was declared dead at the scene. Miss Seeley was a former pupil at Thurston Community College and a graduate of University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich.

Miss Seeley had been a midwife at West Suffolk since February 2010. She and Mark Wade, also from Stanton, were planning to get married this September.

Patricia Davis, head of midwifery and general manager at West Suffolk Hospital, said: “Hannah was well-liked and respected by all of her colleagues and the women she cared for. She was dedicated to her role and will be sadly missed by everyone in the midwifery team and by her friends across the hospital.”

The 21-year-old male driver of the Golf was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with a serious leg and head injuries.

Emergency services were called to the accident at about 9.25pm. A section of the road was closed while collision investigators carried out their inquiries and it was reopened at around 3.45am.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or may have seen the grey Fiesta and black Golf before the incident to get in contact immediately with PC Steve Griggs of the Serious Collision Investigation Team at the police headquarters on 101.