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CHESHIRE'S most deadly road claimed the life of yet another motorist on Monday.

CHESHIRE'S most deadly road claimed the life of yet another motorist on Monday.

The 29-year-old Crewe woman, who is yet to be named, died instantly when her car smashed head-on with a lorry just outside Middlewich.

The collision happened on Monday morning on the treacherous A530 Nantwich to Middlewich road.

The woman was travelling towards the M6 at Middlewich in her blue Peugeot 206 at about 7.10am when the accident happened.

She was taken to Leighton Hospital by paramedics but pronounced dead on arrival.

The lorry driver, a 31-year-old man from the Denton area, was also admitted but released later in the afternoon.

A section of the road between Middlewich and the M6 was closed for five hours because of the wreckage.

A spokesman for the Merseyside Regional Ambulance Service said: "We sent two ambulances to the scene.

"The car was very badly damaged and the emergency services had to work to free the woman from the wreckage."

One in six of all fatal road accidents in the county takes place on the notorious A530.

Over the past decade there have been more than 33 fatalities and 700 accidents on the road.

Police resorted to shock tactics in an attempt to make motorists slow down, displaying signs with a count of the road's appalling death toll.

The fight to stem the carnage on the road, which is full of deceptive, sweeping bends, has included calls to cut the 60mph speed limit.

Other attempts by Cheshire Police to tame the 23-mile stretch have included use of the force plane to spot bad drivers.

Together with the eye in the sky, traffic officers have run both high visibility and undercover campaigns carrying out spot checks on vehicles.

Motorists who have crashed on the road have been urged to take part in the police s driver improvement scheme designed to show them where they are going wrong.

Improved signs and road markings, together with police laybys built at accident black spots have also been employed.


David Holmes
Chief News Reporter
David Norbury
Mike Fuller
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