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Woman, 18, dies following crash

PUBLISHED: 15:46 23 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:51 23 July 2019

The scene of a fatal crash outside Repps with Bastwick where an 18-year-old woman died on July 22. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

The scene of a fatal crash outside Repps with Bastwick where an 18-year-old woman died on July 22. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

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An 18-year-old woman has died following a crash on a Norfolk road.

The scene of a fatal crash outside Repps with Bastwick where an 18-year-old woman died on July 22. Picture: Daniel Hickey.The scene of a fatal crash outside Repps with Bastwick where an 18-year-old woman died on July 22. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

Police were called at 10.30pm on Monday (July 22) to reports of a collision in Repps with Bastwick.

A vehicle had collided with a tree along High Road on the A149 near the junction of Mill Lane, police said.

An 18-year-old woman was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Her next-of-kin have been informed.

A sign for Repps with Bastwick outside the village. Picture: Daniel Hickey.A sign for Repps with Bastwick outside the village. Picture: Daniel Hickey.

The passenger, another 18-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for treatment.

On Tuesday afternoon (July 23) there were skid marks on the road and bark had been scratched from a tree on the A149 just outside the village.

One man, who lives in a house near the scene of the collision, said he saw flashing lights.

Another man said: "We've had lots of accidents but it's the first fatality I've heard of."

Roads policing officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision, the manner of driving of the vehicle prior to the crash, or from anyone who may have captured the incident on dash-cam.

Contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Norfolk Police on 101, quoting CAD NC-22072019-630.

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