A TEENAGER was killed in a car crash outside her house at the same spot the previous owner was killed.
Claire Lyndsey Timmins, 19, of Rode Street, Tarporley, was turning right on the busy A51 in her blue Suzuki Swift.
A 20-year-old driver and his female passenger who were driving towards Chester were also involved in the collision.
All three were taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital but Claire, a student at Keele University, died of her injuries three days later.
Police, assisted by firefighters, cordoned off the road after the accident, at 2.53pm on Saturday. It took almost four hours to remove Claire's car and the blue Vauxhall Astra.
Her family expressed their thanks to the emergency services and hospital staff and said: 'Claire was a loving daughter and loving to her two sisters. She was fun-loving, kind and considerate. She will be greatly missed by both family and friends.'
Claire was studying for a degree in Psychology and Criminology. She lived for her horses and several lived in the paddock next to the cottage.
Flowers were piled up on the opposite side of the road and all of them carried messages referring to her beautiful smile and happy nature.
The last owner of the cottage was also killed at the same spot several years ago.
Charity worker Ursula Stanhope, wife of vet Donald, was hit by a car while crossing the road on a wet December night in 2002.
The A51 Environmental Group has fought to improve safety on the road.
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Complex rescue tests firefighters
A YOUNG man was pinned against a wall when he was thrown out of his cartwheeling vehicle.
Firefighters on the scene said it was the most complicated removal of a victim they had performed in 26 years.
The 17-year-old passenger from Peckforton was left in a critical condition after being crushed between sandstone blocks and the dark blue Peugeot.
The car was travelling down the A54 Chester Road in Kelsall towards Tarvin at 2.30am yesterday when firefighters believe it crossed the road and hit a wall and gatepost.
The Peugeot then flipped and ended up wedged between the wall and a parked blue transit van. The driver somehow escaped.
Andy Spencer of Chester Fire Station said: 'The car was slotted between the wall and the transit van. This was one of the most protracted removals I have seen in 26 years.
'The wall was unstable with sandstone blocks weighing several hundredweight. We had to secure the vehicle on its edge then take out the gatepost and cut away a tree.'
The three-service response, which included 15 firefighters, took an hour to get the teenager clear before a helicopter took him to the Countess of Chester Hospital.
They dragged the van out sideways and used cable winches to lift the car, about 40 metres west of The Oak pub.
The A54 was closed between the Kelsall bypass and Flat Lane but was reopened at 6am.
* A 22-year-old man from Tarporley was arrested yesterday morning following the crash.
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Teenager unconscious after smash
A CRICKET player has been left with serious brain injuries after crashing his car.
Tattenhall Cricket Club player Miles Davidson, 17, has been unconscious since his Vauxhall Corsa crashed on Marford Hill, Marford at 11.16pm on Wednesday August 2.
His father Graham Davidson, a cricket umpire who has played with the club for many years, is at his bedside at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
Miles, of Rossett, is showing signs of improvement after being treated for swelling of the brain, but doctors say it is too early to know the effects of his injuries.
He has been unconscious since the accident but has no other injuries to his body and his passenger, a male friend, escaped the wreckage with minor facial injuries.
Miles's team captain, Mark Sandford, described the teenager as a 'cheeky, cheerful nice guy'.
He added: 'His dad has played with the club for about 30 years so we have known Miles since he was a kid - he has grown up with us and this has knocked everyone for six.
'He worked his way up through the junior teams and now plays in our second team but is on the brink of playing with the first team.
'The weekend before the crash he had his best game against Runcorn, when he took five wickets and scored 30-odd runs. His was the best fast bowling I have seen for a long time.'
Miles, who has just left school and taken up a job in a pub, has two brothers Jason, 19, and Chris, 15. Jason, working in Spain, travelled back this week to be with his brother.
* Anyone with information on the crash should call North Wales Police on 0845 607 1002.