Sutterton

The family of a devoted father to three children have paid tribute after he died in a car crash on the A17.

James Duffield, 28, from Norfolk, lost his life after a collision on the A17 at Sutterton on August 29, 2020.

At an inquest into James’ death, his family penned an emotional and heartfelt tribute for “the most amazing daddy, partner, son, brother and friend.”

The family have said: “There will never be enough words to capture who James was as a person and what he meant to everyone who was lucky enough to be in his life.

“James had so much passion and enthusiasm for life and would put one hundred percent into everything he did. He lived to make those he loved happy and worked so hard every day to try and achieve the life he envisioned for his three babies.

“He was a beautiful person both inside out and would go out of his way to help anyone who needed it.”

The family also spoke of their devastation at the loss of James, and said he will be in their hearts forever.

“As a family we cannot even begin to understand how someone so full of life, love and energy is no longer here, he had so much more still to do and achieve. His passing has left behind a massive gap that will never be filled and has left us all utterly broken.

“Nothing will ever make the pain of tragically losing James any easier but we are extremely honoured to have had James in our lives and will ensure that his precious babies grow up knowing just how amazing their daddy was and how much he loved them.”

Seven people were injured in a crash close to the A16/A17 roundabout near Boston on Monday morning and police are looking for witnesses to come forward.

The crash happened at around 6am on April 5, south of the Sutterton roundabout near Dowdyke Road. A green Volkswagen Sharan people carrier and a white Nissan Qashqai were involved.

All seven men involved in the crash, six in the Volkswagen and the driver of the Nissan, were injured — one seriously so — but none of the injuries were deemed life-threatening.

The roundabout was closed at around 2pm.

Police are now asking for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to come forward.

If you can help, contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], using reference 43 of 05/04/2021.

UPDATE: The road has now been reopened and no injuries are considered life-threatening, Lincolnshire Police said at 2pm.


Roads at the A16/A17 roundabout in Sutterton near Boston are currently closed after seven people were injured in a crash on Monday morning.

The crash, involving two cars, was reported to police in the early hours of April 5, and has left seven people injured, some seriously.

Police are currently at the scene with other emergency services to try and clear the road as well as investigate the cause of the incident.

Diversions are currently in place and people are being encouraged to look for alternative routes.

As of 2pm, the road has now been fully reopened and of the seven people injured, non have sustained life-threatening injuries.

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