Man in his 80s identified as victim of crash in Rickinghall

A man who died following a road traffic collision in Rickinghall was named by police today (Friday, April 30).

Officers were called shortly after 10.05am yesterday, Thursday, April 29, to reports of a collision involving a black Ford Focus and a grey Toyota Corolla at the junction of the A143 and B1113 Finningham Road.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue, an ambulance and air ambulance were also in attendance and despite the efforts by a member of public and paramedics, the driver of the Toyota Corrolla – a man aged in his 80s – was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later at the scene.

Pending formal Coroner’s inquest proceedings, police have provisionally identified the deceased as Leonard Rice, aged 85, from Cotton.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward, along with anyone driving in the area just prior to the incident who has a dashcam in their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, quoting reference: 21775/21.

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update 

Email – SCIU@suffolk.pnn.police.uk 

Phone – Call 101.

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