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Rocester appeal relaunched for crash witnesses

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: July 17, 2014

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OFFICERS are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision near Draycott-in-the-Clay, as a new potential witness is being invited to come forward.

The collision happened just before 4.30pm on Sunday, May 18, on the B5017 between Six Lane Ends and Five Lane Ends, and involved a blue Volkswagen Golf convertible.

The driver of the Golf, Garry White, 40, of Valley View Walk, Rocester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family are continuing to receive support from specially trained officers.

Sergeant Ian Tanner said: “We have now established that a silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf – between a 2002 and 2005 model – was in the area at the time of the collision and our inquiries are ongoing to trace the driver as they may have vital information.

“If you were in the area and saw this vehicle, or you think you know who the driver was, then please contact us.

“Garry’s family have released a photograph of Garry in the hope it will encourage anyone with information to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 498 of May 18.

The road is a notorious blackspot for accidents and the news came just months after a woman was airlifted to hospital after being trapped for more than an hour in her car following a three-vehicle collision.

Staffordshire Police attended the collision between a black Audi, a silver Volvo and a white Scania lorry at the junction of the A515 and B5234.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended the scene and used hydraulic equipment to cut a 45-year-old female driver free from the Audi, before she was airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

The 38-year-old male driver of the Volvo was taken by land ambulance to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital as a precaution. There were no injuries to the driver of the Scania lorry.

A 50-year-old man also suffered serious injuries earlier this year following a crash on the road which left him trapped in his car for more than two hours.

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