No action against Dereham driver after fatal crash

Police are not taking any action against a 33-year-old man from the Dereham area following a crash in which a pedestrian was killed.

The man was driving a blue VW Sharan which was travelling along the A10 at Bexwell near Downham Market at about 12.20am on Saturday when he was in collision with a male pedestrian.

The 17-year-old, who has not been named, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with serious injuries but died a short time later.

The road was closed for around three hours while emergency services attended the scene.

Police officers investigating the crash want to speak to ahyone who saw a young man in the area prior to the incident or the VW Sharan.


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Police said the 33-year-old driver was initially helping officers with their investigation but later added that no action was beuing taken.

Bunches of flowers and tributes have been laid marking the spot where the crash happened.

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Signs appealing for witnesses had also been placed near a layby between the roundabout and a garden centre, which now occupies part of the former RAF base which once stood alongside the main road between Lynn and Ely.

One card left with a bunch of flowers at the scene said: 'I know we only spent a short time together but in that time we made so many memories that I will never forget.

'No-one will ever forget you, you was took at such a young age.'

Another tribute said: 'We love and miss you with all our hearts. We will never forget you, you will be in our hearts for eternity.'

One card said: 'I'll be thinking of you every day and I'll smile at all our memories.'

Another added: 'You meant so much to everyone and didn't deserve to go so young.'

Witnesses are asked to contact Sgt Peter Howlett at Swaffham Roads Policing on 101.

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