Family pay tribute to “the most wonderful parents” who died following Long Melford collision

A husband and wife who died following a road traffic collision in Long Melford last month are being named by police, as their family issue a tribute to them.

Police were called at 3.50pm on Friday 28 April, to reports of a collision involving a silver Ford Fusion and a cement mixer lorry on the B1064 Sudbury Road, at the roundabout junction with the A134.

Peggy and John Simmons

The driver and front seat passenger of the car were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. They were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where they both sadly died on Sunday 30 April, despite the best efforts of medical personnel.

The deceased can now be named by police as Augustin Simmons, aged 87; and Margaret Simmons, aged 86. The married couple – known as John and Peggy – resided in Sudbury.

The family have asked us to issue the following tribute on their behalf:

“It is with great sadness that Linda, Karen and Kevin Simmons announce the passing of their beloved Mum and Dad, Peggy and John Simmons, in Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Sunday 30 April.

“Peggy and John were seriously injured as a result of a collision on the afternoon of Friday 28 April and despite the outstanding efforts of the Addenbrooke’s ICU doctors and nurses, they passed away peacefully with their family beside them.

“The family would like to thank everyone involved in their rescue and subsequent treatment, with particular and heartfelt thanks to those first on the scene and that tried so very hard to help and comfort Peggy and John. We would also like to thank all those that have offered their condolences and such kind words.

“Although we have lost the most wonderful parents, we will take consolation from knowing that they are still together and at peace.”