Worstead crash victim named

The 40-year-old mother killed in a fatal road crash near Worstead on Boxing Day has been named as Zephra Sharon Marie Aldred, from Hemsby.

Ms Aldred was at the wheel of a grey Citroen C3 when it was in collision with a red Toyota Hi-Lux 4x4 vehicle on the A149 Yarmouth Road at Bengate. The accident happened just after 9.40am.

Her 11-year-old son was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge with head injuries. His condition has today been described as stable. Her 13-year-old daughter received minor injuries.

An inquest was opened today into Ms Aldred's death at which Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong said she was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after her arrival.

The preliminary post mortem examination report provided by Dr Timothy Barker stated that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

Mr Armstrong adjourned the inquest, which was held at the coroner's offices in Thorpe Road, Norwich, to a date to be fixed.

The 26-year-old male driver of the Toyota received minor injuries and has been questioned by police. Anyone with any information should contact PC Richard Peck at Norfolk police on 0845 456 4567.

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