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Police name 76-year-old crash victim

PUBLISHED: 12:39 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 11:16 12 July 2010

Matthew Sparkes

Police have named a 76-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash in Garboldisham on Monday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Isabel Birchall from South Lopham, Diss.

Police have named a 76-year-old woman who was killed in a car crash in Garboldisham on Monday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as Isabel Birchall from South Lopham, Diss.

Mrs Birchall's family said: “Isabel was a much loved wife, mother and grandmother and will be sorely missed.”

Three cars were involved in the accident at 3pm on Diss Road in Garboldisham, about 650 metres from the junction of Harrow Lane.

Mrs Birchall's red Volvo collided head-on with a grey Peugeot 307 estate.

A red Ford Transit van was also damaged after swerving to avoid them.

Fire crews from East Harling and Thetford arrived on the scene to free a man and a woman who were trapped in the wreckage.

The male driver of the Peugeot suffered chest injuries and a female passenger in the vehicle suffered an arm injury.

Both were taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 0845 456 4567.

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