Cleveland Police name A19 smash victim

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the sister of a woman who died after a smash on the A19 at Hartlepool say the family have been left devastated.

Cleveland Police have confirmed the 36-year-old who died following a collision on the A19 in Hartlepool was called Keri Holdsworth, a physiotherapist from the Edinburgh area.

Her sister, Fiona Chadwick, has described her as a “beloved sister who will be greatly missed” and said that family and friends have been left “devastated by what has happened.”

Ms Holdsworth worked with Edinburgh’s Watsonians FC rugby club and the women’s Under 20s squad for the Scottish Rugby Union and was also a former Scottish international with the national women’s rugby team and a player with the Watsonians.

She gained 15 caps for Scotland, making her debut against Ireland in 2008 and playing in the Women’s World Cup in England in 2010.

Ms Holdsworth was a physiotherapist volunteer at the 2012 Olympics in London and had hoped to work as a volunteer at the forthcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

She suffered severe injuries and was flown by the Great North Air Ambulance to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.

But she sadly passed away on Saturday

The collision happened at around 4.30pm on Friday, June 13, on the A19 northbound at the junction with Dalton Piercy, involving a black Renault Clio and a black BMW M5.

Police have again issued a fresh appeal.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Police would again like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone who was present at the scene who has not already spoken to officers.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Mark Pearson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting reference number 100435.”