Four people killed as car crashes into garden and catches fire

Four people have died in a crash in Suffolk in which one vehicle ended up in a front garden and caught fire.

An elderly couple, aged 77 and 75, from Cambridgeshire, and two young men aged 24 and 28, from Mildenhall in Suffolk, died when their cars crashed last night.

The collision occurred at 8.14pm on the B1102 Freckenham Road in Worlington, near Barton Mills, Suffolk.

Police said that one vehicle left the road, ended up in a front garden and caught fire in the crash.

The four victims died at the scene.

The accident occurred last night. Credit: ITV Anglia

Officers from Suffolk Fire and Rescue service and East of England Ambulance Service also attended.

Suffolk Police tweeted that roads near the scene of the collision would be closed while inquiries continued.

A group, believed to be family and friends of the victims, visited the crash scene to lay flowers.

The tearful group hugged one another as they surveyed the scene of the incident.

They declined to speak to the press as they walked away.

Flowers left at the scene in Worlington, Suffolk. Credit: PA Wire

Neighbours near the crash scene described how they heard a "loud bang" and went outside to discover one of the cars on fire in the front garden.

"There was a horrendous noise and when we went outside the car was in the garden on fire," one neighbour said.

"It was on fire and it kept exploding.One of our neighbours called the emergency services and they were here within minutes.

"We tried to douse the flames, but there was nothing we could do."

Anyone with information about the collision was asked to contact Suffolk Serious Collision Team on 101, quoting CAD 415 of July 17.