Police name victim in fatal crash

Christine Nicholson, from Trimdon Village, who died in a car crash on the A177 on Wednesday, October 23
Christine Nicholson, from Trimdon Village, who died in a car crash on the A177 on Wednesday, October 23

A WOMAN who died after the car she was driving collided with a truck has been named as Christine Nicholson from Trimdon Village.

Christine (nee Walker), 51, has been described as an “infectious person who lived life to the full” by her devastated family.

Christine, who worked at Clipper, in Wynyard, sadly lost her life after her silver Ford Fiesta collided with a flat bed truck, which was carrying coal, on the A177 near Thorpe Larches yesterday.

Her family have paid tribute to Christine, saying: “Christine was an infectious person who lived life to the full.

“She was the life and soul of the community and a very sociable person.

“She was an active individual who would take part in many activities within the community and at work at Clipper.

“She endorsed everything positive in life and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.”

The male driver of the truck involved in the crash was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, where he remains after suffering a leg injury.

Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Neil Bennett, from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit, on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 187676.