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Inquest opened into Hook Norton crash victim


Sep 16, 2022

The victim of a crash in the Cotswolds has been named as Katharine McAndrew.

Opening an inquest into her death, senior coroner Darren Salter heard that the 75-year-old was involved in a single vehicle collision on Tarpin Heath Road, Hook Norton, on August 23.

An air ambulance doctor verified her death shortly after 5.45pm.

A post mortem was carried out and the cause of Mrs McAndrew’s death given as multiple injuries, the inquest heard.

The full inquest will be held on February 15 next year. The purpose of the inquest will be to establish the circumstances surrounding her death.

The coroner noted that Mrs McAndrew was a married pottery teacher of Heritage Close, Hook Norton.

Last month, Thames Valley Police said the pensioner was driving a red Toyota Yaris between Rye Hill and the Gate Hangs High pub in Hook Norton when the car struck a tree.

Appealing for witnesses to come forward, PC Mark Jones, of Bicester police station, said: “If you have any dash-cam footage and were driving in the area around the time of the collision, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.”

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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