Lorry driver arrested following death of motorcyclist on A14 which closed both carriageways

A 61-year-old man has died following a road traffic collision on the A14 near Ipswich.

Police were called shortly after 6am this morning, Wednesday, September 21, following reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a lorry on the eastbound carriageway between Sproughton and the Copdock Interchange.

Ambulance and Suffolk Fire and Rescue crews were also in attendance, but the driver of the motorcycle was sadly declared deceased at the scene.

The driver of the lorry, a man aged in his 30s, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess drugs. He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

Both directions of the A14 were closed whilst a collision investigation took place and to allow for recovery of the vehicles. The westbound carriageway reopened shortly after 8am. One lane reopened on the eastbound carriageway shortly before 1pm and is expected to fully reopen later today.

Officers would like to hear from any witnesses and ask that any motorists driving in the area at the time of the incident with a dashcam fitted in their vehicle to review the footage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting CAD 35 of today, 21 September 2022 or contact the website at www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update email – SCIU@suffolk.police.uk or call 101.

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