Family pays tribute to lorry driver killed in crash on A14 at Rougham

The family of a lorry driver who died following a road traffic collision on the A14 at Rougham earlier this week has paid tribute to him saying he was “a gentle giant with a big heart.”

Officers were called just before 9.45am on Tuesday, August 25, to reports of a collision involving two lorries on the eastbound carriageway.

The driver of one of the lorries died at the scene. Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, he has been identified as Craig Keeble, aged 48, and from Colchester.

Mr Keeble’s family have said Craig was a much-loved son to Betty, brother to Tracy, Jason and Mervyn, partner of Paula, father to five children that he adored.

They said his children were his world and he was a much-loved uncle to his nieces and nephews.

“He worked as a haulage driver out of Felixstowe Docks and was loved by all those who knew him, a gentle giant with a big heart and very family orientated. He was always full of life and would help anyone out with anything – he had a heart of gold.  He will be greatly missed.”

Police are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the collision to come forward – including anyone who may have travelled along the road in either direction just prior to the incident and has a dash cam in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit either by emailing SCIU@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, and quoting reference CAD 71 of August 25.

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