Inquests opened into a teenager and a 74 year old woman who died in a collision near Mepal

A142 at Mepal Outdoor Centre where two people died on Monday evening (February 27). PHOTO: Seb Pear

A142 at Mepal Outdoor Centre where two people died on Monday evening (February 27). PHOTO: Seb Pearce` - Credit: Archant

An inquest has been opened into the death of two people following a collision near Mepal.

A teenager died of severe chest injuries while a 74-year-old woman died after she suffered a cardiac arrest.

John Smith, 19, suffered “severe chest trauma” after the Ford Fiesta he was driving collided with a Vauxhall Meriva on February 27.

He was declared dead at the scene.

Wendy Wheatley, 74, was a passenger in a Vauxhall Meriva which was involved in a collision with a Ford Fiesta on the A142 on February 27.


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The hearing was told that Mrs Wheatley had initially been responsive after the collision but had deteriorated after going into shock.

Her cause of death was given as traumatic cardiac arrest due to shock, and multiple trauma.

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Investigations into the collision are ongoing.

An inquest into the deaths was opened at Lawrence Court, in Huntingdon on Wednesday 8.

The hearing was adjourned and will re-open again on October 19.

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