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Fatal collision in the Moorlands

A woman in her 60s has died after a collision near Leek.

A Toyota Hilux she was in collided with a grey Foden Tipper HGV on the A523 Leek to Ashbourne Road at Bottomhouse at the junction with the B5053 yesterday afternoon.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “On arrival, we discovered a total of five patients, four from the pick-up and one from the lorry.

“The front seat passenger in the pick-up, a woman, had suffered serious injuries in the collision. Sadly, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

“A boy, who was a rear seat passenger, was treated for a serious injury, not believed to be life-threatening, at the scene before being airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital.

“The driver of the car, a man, and a girl who was a rear seat passenger, were both treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to the same hospital in land ambulances.

“A further man, who was the lorry driver, was assessed and discharged at the scene.”

Specialist police officers are supporting the woman’s family.

Officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to contact 101, quoting incident 426 of 26 February.

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