Fresh appeal after fatal collision in Kent

Suzanne Maclachlan died in the collision on August 20th Credit: Kent Police

Fresh appeals are being made to trace a man who may have witnessed a fatal collision in Mereworth.

Suzanne Maclachlan, 67 and from the Maidstone area, died on Sunday 20 August, after her red Peugeot 206 collided with a Ford Transit van in Malling Road.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is keen to speak with a young adult male with short dark hair who was seen near the scene

He was wearing a red, hooded top with ‘USA’ on the back and officers believe he may have witnessed the collision. There is no suggestion that he has done anything wrong.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the van as it travelled from Hop Farm roundabout in Paddock Wood, along the A228, Seven Mile Lane and the A26, to the scene of the incident.

They want to trace the occupants of a black Citroen, white Ford Fiesta and a vehicle towing a green horse trailer, who may be able to assist them with their enquiries. They have traced the driver of a black Mini who they had previously appealed for.

The man who had been driving the Transit van also suffered injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit and on leaving hospital, was interviewed under caution and released from custody pending further investigation.