Pensioner Dies In Goods Vehicle Crash

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a pensioner died and another was injured when the car they were in was struck by large goods vehicle in the Doncaster area.

The incident happened at 11.11am today, 1 December, on the A635 Barnsley Road, around 500 yards east of the junction with Red Hill Lane.

The pensioner’s car, a green Toyota Avensis, had broken down and was stationary on the A635, facing towards Marr.

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 ended up on its nearside, while the LGV struck a tree before coming to rest.

The car driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 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.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash or anyone who saw the manner in which the goods vehicle was being driven just prior to it.

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