UPDATE: Driver killed in Maltby horror crash is named

Diana Hunt, aged 58, died in a horrific three vehicle collision in Tickhill Road, Maltby on November 26.
Diana Hunt, aged 58, died in a horrific three vehicle collision in Tickhill Road, Maltby on November 26.

Tributes have begun to flood in for a beloved Doncaster teaching assistant, who was killed in a Maltby horror crash that last night claimed the lives of three women.

Diana Hunt, of Hatfield, was driving a red Toyota Aygo carrying two female passengers when the horrific three vehicle collision occurred near to Maltby colliery yesterday evening.

Tributes have begun to pour in for the 58-year-old, who worked as a teaching assistant at Moss Road Infant school in Askern for more than two decades.

Headteacher at the school, Katie Tordoff, said: “We are all devastated by the loss of Diana, a passionate and dedicated member of staff who had worked at our school for over 20 years.


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She added: “Our thoughts are with her family and friends as this difficult time, and we will be doing all we can to support our pupils, parents and staff through this period.”

Commenting on social media Rebecca Dougill said: “God Bless Dianna a dear friend to my mum Kay Latham and all teaching staff at Moss Road Askern Doncaster.

She added: “Heaven has gained an angel.

“Sending our condolences to your daughters. God bless Dianna (sic).”

The other two Doncaster women, a 66-year-old and a 76-year-old, have been formally identified but their families have asked that their details are not released while extended family members are informed of the deaths.

The collision occurred at around 5.30pm on November 26, when the women 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.

All three women travelling in the Aygo died as a result of the injuries they sustained.

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.

South Yorkshire police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or may have information is asked to 101 quoting incident number 913 of November 26, 2015.