Police name woman who died in A65 collision

Police name woman who died in A65 collision

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Police can now confirm that the lady who died in the RTC on the A65 east of Spital Farm, Kirkby Lonsdale yesterday afternoon (20/04/13) was Marion Teresa JONES, 73 years of Barrow-in-Furness.

HM Coroner for South Cumbria has been informed, and an Inquest will be opened on Monday 22nd April.

Just before 1:30pm today, Saturday 20 April a fatal road traffic collision occurred on the A65 at Spital Farm between Crooklands and Kirkby Lonsdale.

A silver VW Golf travelling towards Kirkby Lonsdale from the Crooklands direction had a clash of door mirrors with a second silver VW Golf travelling in the opposite direction and was then involved in a serious collision with a dark blue Audi TT which was also travelling in the opposite direction.

Despite valiant attempts from police officers and passing motorists who were on scene within moments of the collision occurring and who immediately gave first aid and CPR the driver of the first silver VW Golf, a woman from the Barrow-in-Furness area tragically died at the scene.

Her family have been informed but at this time no formal identification has taken place.

A man who was in the front passenger seat of the first VW Gold was conveyed to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with chest injuries which are not believed to be serious.

The driver and sole occupant of the Audi TT, a woman from the Longtown area suffered multiple injures and was conveyed to the Preston Royal Infirmary by the North West Air Ambulance for treatment, her injuries are not life threatening and her family have been informed.

The driver of the second VW Golf was uninjured.

Both the North West Air Ambulance Service and the Great North Air Ambulance Service attended the scene along with local paramedic ambulances, the fire service and Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit.

The A65 remained closed until 6:30pm to allow collision investigation work to be carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Woodburn at the South Roads Policing Unit in Kendal on 101 or via the Cumbria police website.