Family pays tribute to Ipswich man Maciej Antkowiak who died in Long Melford car accident

PUBLISHED: 11:59 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:56 29 November 2017

Maciej Antkowiak, who was killed following an accident in Long Melford. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

Maciej Antkowiak, who was killed following an accident in Long Melford. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY


The family of a man who died after a car crashed into a wall in Long Melford last week have paid tribute to him.

Maciej Antkowiak, who was killed following an accident in Long Melford. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILYMaciej Antkowiak, who was killed following an accident in Long Melford. Picture: SUPPLIED BY FAMILY

The accident took place around 5.45am on Wednesday, November 22, after a red Toyota Yaris hit a wall on the A1092 Westgate Street.

Maciej Antkowiak, aged 23, from Ipswich, who was the front passenger in the car, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he later died.

Maciej’s family released a tribute via Suffolk police. It said: “On Wednesday, November 22, we suffered an unimaginable loss with the tragic passing of our dear brother, son, and friend, Maciej Antkowiak – known as Maciek.

“Maciek died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in Long Melford on his way to work.

Traffic accident on Windmill Hill in Long Melford. Picture: ARCHANTTraffic accident on Windmill Hill in Long Melford. Picture: ARCHANT

“Maciek was born on April 9, 1994, in Torun, Poland, and moved to Ipswich with his parents at the age of 13.

“He attended St Alban’s Catholic High School and graduated from Suffolk New College in 2013 with a diploma in vehicle maintenance and repair.

“Maciek enjoyed most spending time with his friends and family. He was a loving person who had a heart of gold and would go out of his way to help anyone in need.

“The world has lost an amazing soul, taken from this earth too soon. Maciek will be forever remembered by his parents, Wieslawa and Boguslaw, his three older sisters, Magdalena, Joanna and Gosia and his paternal grandparents Teresa and Jan, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large group of his dear friends.

“The family is very grateful for all the compassion they have been shown and are truly thankful.”

A 26-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

He was questioned at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information regarding the accident, should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 42 of November 22.


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