Witness appeal launched after woman in 70s killed in fatal collision

The woman killed in this morning’s collision near Royal Wootton Bassett was in her 70s – police have launched an appeal for witnesses.

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Police were called at 11:25am to the A3102 Tockenham to a collision between a Renault heavy goods lorry, a Fiat Punto and a Ford Focus.

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A woman, aged 78, who was from the local area and the driver of the Fiat Punto, died at the scene. The other drivers received only minor injuries.

The roads were opened at 7.40pm and the vehicles were recovered from the scene.

Next of kin have been contacted and a formal identification will take place in due course.

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A police spokesperson said: “The Fiat Punto was travelling towards Lyneham along the A3102. The car went into the opposite carriageway and was in collision with the Renault lorry which was travelling in the opposite direction towards Royal Wootton Bassett.

“As a result of this the Renault lorry hit a Ford Focus, that was travelling towards Lyneham, before leaving the road and colliding with a building.

“Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

“If you have any information please contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 01380 861049 or via 101. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A spokesperson for Iceland Foods said: “We are sorry to have to confirm that an Iceland lorry was involved in a fatal road traffic collision near Royal Wootton Basset this morning.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.

“It would not be appropriate for us to make any further comment until investigations into the collision have been completed.”