Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision between lorry and car

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Police have appealed for witnesses after a woman was killed when her car crashed into a lorry.

Michelle Davies, 29, from Melton Mowbray, suffered fatal injuries in the collision which happened just after 12pm on Monday on the southbound carriageway of the A606, about half a mile north of Langham.

A police spokesman said the crash involved a red Mazda Premacy car and a red Volvo lorry. The red Mazda was travelling away from Oakham towards Melton Mowbray and the lorry was travelling in the opposite direction.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but Michelle, the driver of the red Mazda was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Mother-of-three Michelle and worked as barmaid at the King’s Head pub in Melton. Her family has said details of her funeral will be given in due course.

Paying tribute on Facebook, a family member said: “Michelle was very flamboyant and boisterous, she was the life and soul of the party. She was well thought of in Melton and we’d like to thank everyone for their support and kind words.”

Det Con 1288 Paul Bingham, who is investigating the incident, said: “We are appealing for witnesses who saw the collision to please come forward. In particular, we would like to speak to anyone who attended the scene and have not yet given details to the police.

“We would also like to speak with anyone who saw either vehicle just before the collision.”

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the scene and the road was closed between the junction with Whissendine and Leesthorpe Road until about 11pm last night. Dr Leon Roberts, a volunteer with the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme, was also called to the incident.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the crash to call DC 1288 Paul Bingham on 101, quoting incident number LEP-061014-0243, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.