Family of Suffolk crash victim pay tribute

19 December 2018, 11:13 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 11:20

Julie Dibbs

The family of a Suffolk woman who died as a result of a collision on the A1120 in Ashfield have paid tribute to "a ray of sunshine who lit up any room”.

Officers were called at 9am on Monday, 17 December, to reports of a collision on the A1120 in Ashfield involving a coach and two cars - a Honda Civic and a Skoda Octavia.

Julie Dibbs, 49, who was the driver of the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Described as a wonderful lady, Julie’s family have said her loss is devastating for her husband Andy, their three sons Harry, Joe and Charlie, Julie’s parents Val and Ron, and her brother and sisters Pete, Deb and Sue.

In a joint statement the family said: "This is an unimaginable situation we find ourselves in, with such a wonderful lady who will be missed by everyone. Julie was a ray of sunshine who lit up any room she entered."

Julie was well known as the owner of The Deli Cafe at The Chilli Farm on the A140 at Mendlesham.

The male driver of the coach involved in the crash was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The coach was not carrying any passengers. No one else was hurt as a result of the collision.

The investigation into the cause of the collision is continuing.