Update: PCSO killed in crash on A149 at Dersingham named

PUBLISHED: 13:15 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:08 11 March 2013

The A149 at Sandringham was closed this morning after a fatal accident. Picture: Ian Burt

The A149 at Sandringham was closed this morning after a fatal accident. Picture: Ian Burt

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The person killed in a traffic collision on the A149 this morning has been named as PCSO Sandra Greenacre.

Mrs Greenacre, known as Sandi, was married with four children and a well known face in the local community where she worked in the Hunstanton, Burnham Market and The Woottons areas.

The collision between a red Peugeot 107 and a black Peugeot 206, which occurred at around 6.40am today, has resulted in the fifth death on Norfolk’s roads in just three days and the 12th since Christmas Eve.

Colleagues have paid tribute to PCSO Greenacre, 51, who was described as ‘popular’.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley said: “We were saddened and shocked to learn of the death of our colleague PCSO Greenacre in a road traffic collision earlier today.

“A number of families, friends and colleagues are today dealing with the devastating loss of a loved one from a weekend which has seen a shocking level of tragedy on Norfolk’s roads. We extend our sympathy to them all at this time.”

Hunstanton Inspector Debbie Gunnill said: “Sandi was a valued and well liked member of the Hunstanton team and her bubbly personality will be missed. She was totally committed to her role, cared about victims and would do as much as she could to resolve community issues. The public respected her and this was borne out with the positive comments and number of thank you letters she received. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.”

Two fire crews from Sandringham assisted the police with the incident which led to the road near Sandringham being closed for nearly six hours.

The fatality comes after a man and woman were killed in a crash on the A140 at Heavingham at about 8.25pm on Sunday night.

A silver Renault Laguna travelling towards Aylsham and a silver Hyundai Getz going in the opposite direction were involved in a the crash.

The male driver and female passenger of the Hyundai were pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger and three children from the Renault were taken to hospital suffering from fractures and internal injuries.

That crash, which is being investigated by police, came a little more than 24 hours after a mother and a daughter died in a crash on the A47 at Hockering, near Dereham.

Police yesterday revealed that two women aged 19 and 48 were killed in the crash which happened at about 4pm on a single carriageway section of the road the Dereham side of Hockering, between Mattishall Lane and Fox Lane.

The women - from the Dereham area - were travelling in a Ford Ka which was in collision with a Mercedes CLK

• Meanwhile a man in his 20s has been taken to hospital with “serious internal injuries” after a car collided with a house in Wisbech.

The crash, which happened at about 9.55pm last night, involved a red Ford Focus which collided with the property on Elm High Road, and a black Ford Ka parked outside.

A man in his 20s, who was in the Ford Focus, has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

The road was reopened shortly before 3am this morning, but the Ford Focus remains in situ whilst structural engineers make the house safe.

Anyone with any information about any of the crashes should call police on 101.

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