Victims named following fatal Sheffield collision

Update released 27 December 2017

A 45-year-old police officer and 61-year-old woman who died following a fatal collision on the A57 in Sheffield have today (Wednesday 27 December) been named as PC Dave Fields (pictured right) and Lorraine Stephenson. 

61-year-old Lorraine Stephenson (pictured below right) was a passenger in a silver Citroen C3, which was involved in the collision with the marked BMW3 series police car driven by PC Fields, on Monday 25 December. 

Both PC Fields and Mrs Stephenson suffered fatal injuries and were both sadly pronounced dead shortly after the collision.

Specialist officers are currently working to support both families at this incredibly difficult time.

PC Fields’ family have released a photograph and the following statement: “Dave was a loving husband and dad of two, who was a dedicated officer committed to his job. We are heartbroken by our loss and ask that our privacy please be respected at this devastating time.”

At around 8.15pm PC Fields was travelling in a BMW3 series marked police car on the A57 towards Coisley Hill, when the collision with the silver Citroen C3 occurred. PC Fields was responding to an immediate incident at the time.

The driver of the Citroen, a 63-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious condition.

A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Witnesses to the collision, or who saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident, are asked to call 101 quoting incident number 691 of 25 December 2017.

We are aware of a fundraising page set up to collect donations for the families of those affected by this incident. Officers want to remind the public to be careful to verify any websites of this nature and only donate to legitimate pages.  

 

 

Released 26 December 2017

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision at around 8.15pm yesterday evening (Monday 25 December), on the A57 in Sheffield.

A marked BMW3 series police car was responding to an incident and travelling towards Coisley Hill, and a silver Citroen C3, travelling in the opposite direction, were involved in the collision.

The 45-year-old officer driving the police car, was sadly pronounced dead shortly after the collision. He was responding to an immediate incident at the time.

A 61-year-old Sheffield woman, who was a passenger in the Citroen was taken to hospital but passed away shortly after.

The driver of the Citroen, a 63-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious condition. Specialist officers are supporting both families. 

A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission and its investigators are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley said: “On behalf of the force I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to all of those left bereaved by this terrible tragedy, our thoughts, love and support are extended to all those affected.

"We are doing everything we can to support them through this difficult time. I ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time.

“We have lost a friend and a colleague from our police family in this incident. The officer has been with us for 12 years and was a passionate, professional and universally liked officer. His colleagues, and everyone across the force, are devastated by what has happened.

"Our thoughts are with both families who have lost loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.“

Witnesses to the collision, or who saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident, are asked to call 101 quoting incident number 691 of 25 December 2017.