10th Dec, 2016

Police re-appeal for witnesses to fatal Claverdon crash

Stratford Editorial 11th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

POLICE have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to a fatal car crash between Claverdon and Henley.

Mark Smith died following the smash, which took place on the canal bridge of the A4189 road close to the Crab Mill pub near Preston Bagot, just after 7pm on Monday, October 19.

Officers say a Mercedes C220 Estate travelling towards Claverdon and a Volvo S40 travelling in the opposite direction collided

head-on.

Both cars suffered ‘significant’ damage and a third car – a Kia Piccanto – is understood to have then crashed into the Volvo, which was being driven by Mr Smith.

Emergency services arrived shortly afterwards but the 36-year-old from Studley was declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the the Mercedes – a 78-year-old man – was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with leg injuries

and possible fractures to his shoulder, wrist and ankle.

The driver and passenger in the Kia – a man and woman in their 50s – were checked over by ambulance crews but were uninjured.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, stopped at the scene or saw either vehicle before the crash is asked to contact 101.