BREAKING NEWS - Woman, 78, dies in Walpole Cross Keys crash

RTC at Walpole Cross Keys on the A17 ANL-150803-164700009

RTC at Walpole Cross Keys on the A17 ANL-150803-164700009

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An elderly woman has died following a crash on the A17 at Walpole Cross Keys earlier today, police confirmed a short time ago.

Emergency crews were called to the Sutton Road junction at around 1.20pm today following reports of a collision between a black BMW and a silver Mercedes.

Norfolk Police confirmed shortly before 10pm this evening that the driver of the Mercedes, a 78-year-old woman from Lincolnshire, had died at the scene. The male driver of the BMW duffered minor injuries.

Earlier, fire service chiefs confirmed they had freed one person from the wreckage. The road was closed for almost six hours as emergency services dealt with the incident.

Anyone who saw the crash, or either of the vehicles involved prior to it, should contact police on the non-emergency 101 number.