Police appeal for witnesses to crash that killed a pensioner

Police appeal for witnesses to crash that killed a pensioner

By Amy Westby | 02/12/2011 0 comments

Police appeal for witnesses to crash that killed a pensioner

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was killed and another injured in a car crash.

The pensioner’s car, a green Toyota Avensis, had broken down and was parked on the A635 Barnsley Road, facing towards Marr, when the incident happened at around 11am on December 1.

The driver and passenger, both 72-year-old women from the Barnsley area, were inside the car when it was hit from behind by a silver Mercedes large goods vehicle.

The car overturned and the LGV struck a tree before coming to rest.

The driver, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger suffered slight cuts to her face and was treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, but not detained.

The LGV driver, a 38-year-old man also from the Barnsley area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the incident which happened around 500 yards east of the junction with Red Hill Lane.

Anyone with information should ring 101 and quote incident number 353 of December 1.

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