Woman killed following road collision involving tractor

Officers from Cheshire Police are appealing for information from the public following a fatal collision in Cranage, England.

Shortly before 9:00pm on Saturday, September 22, officers were called to reports of a collision on the A50 Knutsford Road in Cranage.

The incident involved a silver Citroen C3 and a tractor, and occurred in the vicinity of Northwich Road.

Sadly a passenger in the Citroen, an 86-year-old woman from Kidsgrove, died at the scene. The driver of the Citroen also sustained minor injuries; he was taken to the Royal Stoke Hospital and has since been discharged.

The driver of the tractor was uninjured, according to the police force.

Enquiries in relation to this incident are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who believes they have any dashcam footage of the incident or footage of the vehicles in the moments leading up to the collision.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 190767.

Alternatively, those with potentially helpful details can visit the police website here.

Milk lorry overturns

Last week, a 10-mile stretch of motorway in Wiltshire was closed for almost 14 hours after a milk tanker overturned on one of the south-west’s busiest motorways.

It took a multi-agency operation to remove the milk from the tanker, bring it back on to its wheels and clean up the diesel spill on the M4 on Sunday (September 16) with the police, ambulance service and Highways England all involved.

The milk had to be pumped into a second lorry before the tanker could be righted. The driver is understood to have been injured but was able to walk away from the crash.

Highways England confirmed that part of the motorway also needed resurfacing following a “significant” diesel spill at the incident.

It comes just a week after a tractor sank on a beach at the estuary of the River Exe in Exeter.

After two days, the vehicle was finally pulled free on Monday, September 10.