An inquest into the deaths of three women who were killed in a Maltby horror crash, has today been adjourned due to delays in interviewing the other two drivers involved in the collision.
The inquest into the deaths of Barbara Twigg, 66, Diana Hunt, 58, and Wendy Park, aged 76 was due to resume today, but has been adjourned until this autumn in order to allow for time to interview the other two drivers involved in the collision as part of the continuing investigation.
Investigating officer, PC Gwen Butler, told Doncaster Coroners’ Court that the drivers were expected to be interviewed on April 25 and 26.
PC Butler continued by saying it was expected to take until the end of next month for the interviews to be transcribed and for the evidence to be sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.
She told the court that police had not been able to obtain CCTV footage of the accident, and that only one independent witness to the collision had come forward in the six months since the crash.
Senior Doncaster coroner Nicola Mundy adjourned the inquest until this later this year, and said she believed it was likely to be Autumn before the inquest could resume.
The fatal collision occurred at around 5.30pm on November 26, when Mrs Twigg, Mrs Park and driver Mrs Hunt were travelling along Tickhill Road, Maltby.
At the same time, a man driving a black Ford Focus was travelling in the opposite direction on Tickhill Road, away from Maltby and towards Tickhill.
Close to the entrance with Maltby colliery, the two cars and a van, believed to have been leaving the colliery, were involved in a collision.
The driver of the Focus, a 28-year-old, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The male driver of the van was not injured.