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Suffolk police commissioner to discuss safety along A14 stretch with Highways England after fatal collision in Rougham

Suffolk's police and crime commissioner will discuss safety along a stretch of the A14 with Highways England following a fatal collision.

Lorry driver Craig Keeble, 48, of Colchester, died last Tuesday in a collision between two lorries on the A14 at Rougham .

In a tribute issued through Suffolk Police, his family said Mr Keeble was a ‘much-loved son to Betty, brother to Tracy, Jason and Mervyn, partner of Paula, father to five children that he adored and were his world, as well as much-loved uncle to his nieces and nephews’.

Craig Keeble who died in a crash on the A14 at Rougham. Picture: Suffolk Police
Craig Keeble who died in a crash on the A14 at Rougham. Picture: Suffolk Police

“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,” they said.

“He was always full of life and would help anyone out with anything - he had a heart of gold.

“He will be greatly missed.”

It is the latest in a series of serious accidents and fatalities on that stretch of the A14 between junctions 44 and 46.

Tim Passmore, Suffolk police and crime commissioner, said: “Any loss of life on our roads is a tragedy and I would like to express my condolences to the family of the driver involved in this collision.

“The A14 is the responsibility of Highways England and I meet with them regularly. I will discuss this stretch of the road when I meet with them next to hear what plans they have in place to improve safety.”

He added that he worked with RoadSafe partners ‘to make our roads as safe as possible’ and this year, from the precept increase, they had created a commercial vehicle enforcement unit, which is due to go live next month.

A Highways England spokesman said: “Any death on ours roads is one too many, and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the driver who died in this tragic incident last week.

“It would be inappropriate for us to speculate on any possible causes of the incident while investigations are ongoing.”

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