A GRANDMOTHER from Davenham has been killed and three members of her family injured in an horrific head-on collision on the A49.
Sybil Pace, 70, was trapped in the wreckage along with Jacqueline Pace, 44, but she failed to regain consciousness and died at the scene.
Two other members of the family, Rachael, 18, and Phillip, 10, were out of the car when fire and paramedic crews arrived with help.
The accident happened between Acton Bridge and the Weaverham roundabout at 8.49am on Monday when the family's Ford Fiesta collided head-on with a Ford Mondeo.
The Mondeo driver, a 48-year-old man from Runcorn, was arrested later on suspicion of having failed to stop at the scene of an accident.
He was also injured in the accident and yesterday was still receiving treatment in hospital. He has not been charged.
The A49 was closed in both directions between the West Road and Sandy Lane junctions while fire crews worked to release the two women from the wreckage of their mangled car. Four ambulances were also at the scene along with police and recovery vehicles.
Mrs Pace senior was pronounced dead at the scene, a post-mortem examination is likely to be held today (Wednesday) and an inquest will follow at a later date.
Jacqueline received serious injuries to her head and leg injuries, while Rachael suffered back and neck injuries and Phillip minor injuries and shock. All three were rushed by ambulance to Warrington General Hospital for treatment. ORDERS THREAT AFTER BATHROOM STORE CLOSES - PAGE 11 PAEDOPHILE JAILED OVER 5,000 IMAGES - PAGE 3 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2005