A woman killed in a road crash in Huddersfield town centre has been named.

Elizabeth Bowers, 74, from Cleckheaton was killed when she was struck while on her way to a friendship group at Huddersfield Irish Centre on Monday evening.

Mrs Bowers, who was known to her family and friends as Beth, had been dropped off on Fitzwilliam Street when she was in collision with a Toyota Aygo while crossing the road. The car had just left the Castlegate Loop.

An 18-year old motorist arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving has been bailed as inquires continue.

Mrs Bowers was Chairman of Huddersfield and District Oddfellows and had been involved with the group for many years along with her husband Trevor.

On Tuesday night prayers were said at Huddersfield Our Lady of Czestochowa (Polish Church) which is on the same road where the crash happened.

Elizabeth Bowers, known as Beth, who was killed in a road traffic collision on Monday November 3, 2014 in Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield
Elizabeth Bowers, known as Beth, who was killed in a road traffic collision on Monday November 3, 2014 in Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield
 

Huddersfield Oddfellows held a gathering last night to offer support and comfort to members who are deeply saddened by the loss of their much loved chairwoman.

Secretary of Huddersfield Odfellows Andrew Porter said: “A lot of our members are traumatised by what has happened and we want to be there to comfort each other.”

Speaking on Tuesday, before Mrs Bowers was named, Mr Porter said: “She was a lovely lady. Both her and husband had been involved with Oddfellows for many years.

“She always had a smile on her face every time she met you. I’ve been quite ill recently and she had provided me with a great deal of support.

“We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. She will be sorely missed.”