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Tampered Tyre Caused Death

Police are treating the death of a woman killed in a car crash as manslaughter after they discovered the collision was caused by the deliberate puncture of one of her tyres.

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Tyre slash victim: appeal renewed

Joanna Smith Credit: ITV Central News

Detectives investigating the death of a woman killed in a car crash in Northamptonshire, after her tyre was damaged by vandals, have renewed their appeal for information.

Joanna Smith died on the A45 near Earls Barton in April. Last week police said they were treating her death as manslaughter after forensic tests found a tyre on her car had been slashed.

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