June 20 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 22, 2013
An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of a Hellesdon couple who died in a head-on car crash.
Joe Smith, 87, and his wife, Rose, 85, from Bush Road, died on the A140 at Hevingham in a collision between their Hyundai and a Renault on March 10.
They were travelling home to Norwich after visiting their son in Aylsham for Mother’s Day.
Today’s Norwich inquest heard that both Mr and Mrs Smith were pronounced dead at the scene.
Post mortem examinations were carried out and the cause of death for both was given as multiple injuries.
The inquests were adjourned to a date to be fixed.
Mr Smith was a retired carpenter and his wife was a housewife. They had two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandson and were keen dancers.
The deaths were part of a devastating 48 hours on Norfolk’s roads.
Billie-Jean Roberts, 48, and her daughter Annie Huizar, 19, who lived at Little Fransham, near Dereham, were killed when their white Ford Ka was involved in a collision with a Mercedes CLX at Hockering, while King’s Lynn mum-of-four Sandi Greenacre, 51, a police community support officer, died following an accident on the A149 at Dersingham.
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a garden pond today.
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