1:35 pm, Wed 26 Jun 2013
Megan Robinson, 19, died from her injuries yesterday, June 25.
The family of a 19-year-old passenger who died after a head-on car crash in Shotton Colliery has released a photo of her.
Megan Robinson died from her injuries yesterday, June 25. She suffered extensive internal injuries after the smash on Sunday night.
Megan had four sisters and was a former student at Wellfield School and then Peterlee College.
The car's driver, Rebecca Learoyd, 18, was killed instantly when her white Fiat smashed into an oncoming Citroen, driven by Anne Peachy, 60.
Mrs Peachy died before reaching hospital. Her daughter, 33, and granddaughter, 13, who were passengers in her car, suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The driver of a third car, a 22-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed.
3:17 pm, Tue 25 Jun 2013
The 19 year old passenger who was critically injured in a head-on car crash which killed two female drivers has lost her fight for life. Megan Robinson from Thornley in County Durham died this lunchtime with her family around her.
She suffered extensive internal injuries following the smash in Shotton Colliery on Sunday night. The car's driver, 18 year old Rebecca Learoyd, was killed instantly when her white Fiat smashed into an oncoming Citreon, driven by 60 year old Anne Peachy. Mrs Peachy died before reaching hospital.
The 60 year old's 33 year old daughter and 13 year old grandaughter, who were passengers in her car, suffered non life-threatening injuries. The driver of a third car, a 22 year old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail.
6:45 pm, Mon 24 Jun 2013
A teenager and a 60-year-old woman have died after their cars crashed head on yesterday evening.
18-year-old Rebecca Learoyd and 60-year-old Anne Peachy died in the crash in Shotton Colliery.
Watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.
5:11 pm, Mon 24 Jun 2013
Paramedics from the Great North Air Ambulance were called to the three-car collision in Shotton Colliery last night.
Today they released the following statement:
“Because there were multiple patients and because of the extent of their injuries, we needed to bring two aircraft and crew to the scene.
"Our doctor-led team treated casualties on the roadside before accompanying two female patients to hospital.
"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of all those affected.”
– Jane Peacock, Great North Air Ambulance Service paramedic
4:36 pm, Mon 24 Jun 2013
Police are continuing investigations into a car crash in Shotton Colliery where a grandmother died.
60-year-old Anne Peachey was driving a Citroen Xsara which was involved in a car crash with another two cars yesterday evening.
Anne Peachey from Sherburn Hill died in the collision yesterday
Credit: Durham Constabulary
An 18-year-old woman, Rebecca Learoyd from Thornley, also died in the collision.
A 22-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on police bail.
2:59 pm, Mon 24 Jun 2013
ITV News has spoken to a woman who lives near the scene of the crash in Shotton Colliery.
Barbara Powell knew some of the victims involved in the collision.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and remains in police custody.
2:23 pm, Mon 24 Jun 2013
Police have named two women who died when their cars collided in Shotton Colliery yesterday afternoon.
The collision, between a white Fiat 500 car and a yellow Citroen Xsara, happened just after six o'clock on the Front Street in Shotton.
The driver of the Fiat, who was confirmed dead at the scene was 18-year-old Rebecca Learoyd from Shinwell Crescent in Thornley.
The Citroen driver has been named 60-year-old Anne Peachey from Kell Crescent in Sherburn Hill.
She was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough where she was then pronounced dead.
A 19-year-old female passenger in the Fiat suffered serious injuries and remains in a critical condition in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.
1:32 pm, Mon 24 Jun 2013
A man has been arrested after two women were killed, and a third left critically injured, in a three-car crash in County Durham.
The driver of a Fiat, an 18-year-old woman, died at the scene and her 19-year-old passenger was badly hurt. Both women are believed to be from Thornley.
A 60-year-old woman from the Sherburn Hill area was driving the second car - a Citroen - and was also killed.
Her daughter and 13-year-old granddaughter were injured.
The Fiat is thought to have collided side-on with the Citroen.
A 22-year-old man from Wingate, who was driving a third car - a MG ZR - is helping the police with their enquiries.
10:39 am, Mon 24 Jun 2013
Crash took place on Front Street in Shotton Colliery
Credit: Tyne Tees
10:20 am, Mon 24 Jun 2013
One of the three cars involved in the crash was a Fiat. Its 18-year-old female driver is dead.
Her 19-year-old passenger is in a 'grave' condition in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI).
The 60-year-old driver of a Citroen also died. Her two female passengers - aged 33 years old and 13 years old - are both stable at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The male driver of a third car was uninjured.
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