Family pays tribute to car crash victim

The family of 20-year-old Laureen Hammond, who died last night after being involved in a car crash, says they will miss her "sparkle for life".

Laureen, who was from Sutton near Woodbridge, died on Thursday after being involved in a road traffic accident on the B1083 at Bromeswell just after 9.30pm.

Today her family paid tribute to her: "On the 3rd of February 2011, Laureen Jayne Marie Hammond, or Lollie, as she liked to be called by her friends, was sadly involved in a fatal road traffic collision while on her way to work."

"Lollie, who worked for Glebe house in Hollesley, was a dedicated carer for the elderly. She was a bright caring girl who lived for her work and her family. We, as a family, are going to miss her humour and sparkle for life."

"Lollie, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts."

Last night emergency services were called at around 9:35pm to reports of a three vehicle collision involving a grey Fiat Stilo, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a blue Vauxhall Astra.

The ambulance service attended to those involved in the collision. The driver of the Fiat, a teenage man, was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a fractured neck, and the occupants of the Astra, a man and woman in their forties, were treated for minor injuries.

Police have today arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicious of causing death by dangerous driving. The man, from Ipswich, is currently at Ipswich Police Station awaiting questioning.

The road was closed while collision investigators carried out their enquiries and diversions were put in place. The road reopened at around 4:50am this morning, Friday 4 February.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call Sgt Bob Patterson at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at the Police Headquarters on 01473 613500.


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