Appeal to find potential witness following fatal collision

Date published: 18 June 2019 09:59
Dated: 06 April 2019 11:37:35

Police are seeking a driver who may hold crucial information about a fatal crash in Sheffield earlier this year.

Samantha Duxbury, 31, died after being hit by a car on Langsett Road near Hillsborough on 11 January.

Now officers are trying to trace a motorist who may have driven past and witnessed the incident. 

The driver is thought to have been driving a black Vauxhall Astra, manufactured between 2004 and 2010. The Astra was travelling on Langsett Road, near the junction with Normandale Road, in the direction of Sheffield city centre when a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction collided with Miss Duxbury, a pedestrian.

Only one of the Astra’s lights above the rear registration plate was working, on the right hand side.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Palmer, who is leading the enquiries, said: “We believe that the driver of this vehicle is a key witness to the events which led to this tragic incident.

“We have been carrying out extensive enquiries and this person may hold vital information which would assist us greatly in our investigation.

“If you drove past this incident in a car matching the description, I urge you to get in contact with us.”

If you were travelling on Langsett Road in a black Astra, or a similar vehicle matching the description, around 8.10pm to 8.15pm on Friday 11 January, please contact DC Walker on 01709 443526 or 101 quoting incident number 817 of 11/1/19.

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