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Inquest to open into A17 death

An inquest into the death of a woman following a crash on the A17 is due to open next week.

The woman, thought to be in her 70s and who has yet to be named, died after two lorries and two cars collided during the afternoon of Friday last week.

Norfolk’s coroner’s office is due to hold the inquest in Norwich next week.

A grey Citroen Picasso, a silver Kia Cee’d, a DAF lorry and a Volvo LGV tanker were involved in a collision on a slip road to the Pullover Roundabout at West Lynn at about 1.20pm.

East Anglia Air Ambulance along with two further ambulances and two fire engines from Lynn were called to the scene.

The woman and a man of similar age was cut from one of the vehicles and was airlifted to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The road was closed for several hours while police carried out investigations and while the vehicles were recovered.

Police had blocked off the A17 sections of the Pullover but the roundabout remained open.

Traffic was reported to be backed up from Main Road - the former main road from West Lynn to Clenchwarton - back to Sutton Bridge with police diverting to go through Wisbech.

The A17 was closed from the McDonalds roundabout at Long Sutton.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

Contact the Serious Collision Investigation team on the 101 number.

 

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