Police name boy, eight, who died at Addenbrooke’s after A14 crash

AN eight-year-old boy has died at Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge following a smash on the A14.

A member of the public alerted Cambridgeshire Police to the incident at junction 35 near Stow-cum-Quy at around 9am yesterday morning (Sunday).

An eight-year-old boy was taken to Addenbrooke’s with life-threatening injuries along. He was named this morning (Monday) by police as Joel Depper, of Uplands Road, Sudbury, Suffolk.

The driver, a 41-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy, both from Sudbury, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The boy died later in the day.

The pair were travelling in a maroon Mazda2 which left the road and collided with a tree.

Between midnight last night and midday yesterday a total of 40 collisions were reported to Cambridgeshire Police, of which 34 occurred in the Cambridge area.