Farmer offers land for free to build roundabout on A17, where young woman died

Flowers left on the A17 at Terrington St Clement. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Flowers left on the A17 at Terrington St Clement. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A farmer who owns the land next to a junction on the A17 where a young woman was killed in a road crash, and two children were seriously injured, has offered it for free to build a roundabout there.

A Facebook page has been set up in memory of Laura Pesterfield. Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

A Facebook page has been set up in memory of Laura Pesterfield. Photo: Facebook/Screenshot - Credit: Archant

A woman, named locally as Laura Pesterfield, died in the accident involving a car and a lorry on Monday afternoon.

Two boys, who were in the car with her, suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge.

One of the boys, believed to be her nephews, is improving in hospital, while his brother remains in a critical condition.

William Delamore, who runs Delamore Farms Ltd, said: 'We own the land on both sides of the Station Road junction and, as local farmers we would be delighted to offer the land free of charge to build the roundabout. It's a lethal junction.'

Floral tributes to Miss Pesterfield, who was in her 20s and from Boston, have been placed at the accident site in Terrington St Clement, near King's Lynn. Meanwhile, a petition calling for Norfolk County Council to build a roundabout at the junction, has collected more than 5,000 signatures. Would you like to pay tribute to Miss Pesterfield in the EDP? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk