Woman killed on way to airport

A WOMAN from Suffolk who was travelling to Stansted Airport to catch a holiday flight has died in hospital following a four-car road crash.The collision happened just after 4.

By Sharon Asplin

A WOMAN from Suffolk who was travelling to Stansted Airport to catch a holiday flight has died in hospital following a four-car road crash.

The collision happened just after 4.30am on Saturday on the A120 at Stebbing, near Braintree, when a Citroen C5 and a Toyota Carina were involved in an accident.

The Citroen was travelling towards Braintree, while the Carina was travelling in the opposite direction

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towards Stansted Airport. As a result of this crash, two vehicles which were following the Toyota, a Peugeot 106 and a Volkswagen Golf, were in collision with the back of the Carina.

A 60-year-old woman from Suffolk, who has not been named, who was travelling in the red-coloured Carina, was taken to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, suffering from head, leg and abdominal injuries.

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However, she never recovered from the impact of the crash and died later that day in hospital.

Her 63-year-old husband, a rear-seat passenger, sustained chest injuries and was conveyed to hospital. He has since been discharged.

The couple came from the Sudbury area and had taken a taxi to Stansted in order to fly abroad for a holiday.

The 36-year-old male taxi driver from Great Cornard was uninjured.

Formal identification has been carried out but family members are still in the process of being notified. A police family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family and it is expected the woman will be named later today.

Yesterday an Essex Police spokesman said: "This is a tragic event which has left one woman dead and three people injured. We would appeal to anyone who saw what happened to come forward to help us with our injuries."

The driver of the silver-coloured Citroen, a 30-year-old man from Braintree, was conveyed to hospital with chest and leg injuries. He was discharged later that day after treatment.

The driver of the silver-coloured Golf, a 25-year-old woman from Maldon, was also taken to hospital with severe facial injuries. The male front-seat passenger was uninjured. Yesterday, he was supporting the woman who remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The driver of the green-coloured Peugeot, a 25-year-old woman from Ipswich, was also unhurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash, which happened on the A120 near to the junction with Warehouse Road.

Anyone with information should contact officers at Bocking Road Policing Unit on 01376 330722.

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