Police name Axminster pair killed in crash

PUBLISHED: 15:31 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:36 03 November 2016

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Toni Sloman, 44, and her niece Micha, 17, died following the accident at Tytherleigh on the A358 on October 17

Police have released the names of the two family members killed in a road collision at Tytherleigh on Monday, October 17.

Toni Sloman, 44, and her 17-year-old niece, Micha Sloman, both from Axminster, died as a result of their injuries in the crash on the A358, Chard Road.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 3.30pm. The collision involved a Citroën Xsara Picasso and a Ford Transit Luton van. The Citroën was heading towards Axminster and the Ford Transit was heading in the opposite direction.

As a result of the collision, the 44-year-old female driver of the Citroën and her 17-year-old passenger both suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. Two further passengers from the Citroën also suffered injuries and were both taken to hospital by air ambulance.

A 39-year-old woman who was also injured and taken to hospital is now out of intensive care. A four-year-old child was also taken to hospital as a precaution and was later discharged.

The 38-year-old driver of the Ford Transit suffered minor injuries but has since been released from hospital.

The Serious Collision Investigation Team isappealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have any information to help police with their investigation.

Please contact 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 438 for the 17th of October.

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