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Crash tragedy driver named as York accountant Christine Frances Andrew
8:43am Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
THE victim of a head-on crash between a car and an oil tanker on a country road near York has been named, and an inquest into her death opened.
Christine Frances Andrew, 54, from Farlington in Hambleton District, was driving to her job as an accountant in York when her Rover 25 collided with the Scania tanker on Sheriff Hutton Road in Strensall at 9.10am last Thursday.
At the opening of the inquest into Miss Andrew’s death, which was adjourned to allow her family to make funeral arrangements, York coroner Donald Coverdale said the information he had received about the crash suggested she drove into the path of the tanker while heading round a left-hand bend as she travelled towards Strensall. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and a post-mortem examination said she died from head injuries.
Witnesses have said Miss Andrew was trying to drive around a tractor which was using an extension arm to cut hedges beside the road. The road was closed for more than five hours and North Yorkshire Police are continuing to investigate. The force has appealed for the drivers of at least five cars which passed the scene of the tragedy just after it happened to phone 101.