Tragedy as woman dies following horror head-on smash at Castle Hill
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Huddersfield woman killed in a head-on smash near Castle Hill.
The 54-year-old was involved in the horrific crash on Friday, and died in hospital of her injuries.
The woman, named only as Diane, was unconscious when she was cut from her car on Friday evening following the crash on Ashes Lane in Almondbury.
She was rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and died from her injuries a short time later.
Police say she is a Huddersfield woman and that her family has been informed.
Another female involved in the collision was also taken to hospital, but her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Floral tributes to Diane have been left at the scene of the tragedy.
One simply reads: “Our thoughts are with you Diane, gone but never forgotten”.
West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team have launched an investigation into the crash.
The road below the famous monument was closed off for hours following the accident at around 4.20pm.
The deceased woman’s white Ford Fiesta was hit by a blue VW Polo being driven by the 35-year-old woman travelling on the opposite side of the road towards Berry Brow.
The two women were trapped in their cars and had to be freed by firefighters.
The deceased woman was cut free from her car but remained unconscious.
The other woman suffered serious facial injuries
She is expected to be released from hospital soon.
The well-known country road was closed off for some time while scene of crime officers examined the area and debris was removed.