Woman dies after Axminster crash

PUBLISHED: 12:46 16 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:20 16 November 2016

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72-year-old from Lyme Regis pronounced dead at hospital after two car collision

An elderly woman has died following a two-car collision at Axminster yesterday (Tuesday, November 15).

Emergency services were called to Lyme Road around 4pm following the collision between a Ford Mondeo and a Mitsubishi Space Star near the Symonds Lane junction.

The police said the Mondeo was heading uphill from Axminster before being in collision with the Mitsubishi which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The Mitsubishi left the road and dropped three metres down a bank before coming to rest against trees.

The driver, a 73-year old woman from Lyme Regis, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at hospital. Also within the vehicle were an 82-year-old man and a young child who both sustained minor injuries.

The Mondeo driver, an 80-year-old woman also from Lyme Regis, was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for seven hours for officers from the Serious Collisions Investigation Team to carry out a forensic examination of the scene.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision and would like to hear from anyone who saw either vehicle travelling on Lyme Road prior to the incident.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is asked to contact police by email on 101@dc.police.uk or by telephone 101, quoting 0489 of 15/11/16.

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