Family Pay Tribute To 94-Year-Old Woman After Walton-le-Dale Fatality

Tribute has been paid to a 94-year-old woman who tragically died in a Walton-le-Dale crash.

Connie Sharples was pronounced dead after police were called to an incident on Duddle Lane near to Walton-le-Dale primary school.

Police confirmed that two vehicles collided, including a Volkswagen Crafter and a Fiat Panda, around 7am yesterday morning (14th May).

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said, ‘The driver of the Volkswagen, a 37-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed drug limit and causing death by dangerous driving.

‘He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.’

Connie’s son Roy Lund has paid the following tribute to her,
‘Connie was a VERY independent woman who at age 17, ran off to join the ATS during WW2.

‘She ended up working with an all women’s unit, the 93rd Searchlight outside of London.

‘She really enjoyed dancing (twice a week) and loved to watch Strictly Come Dancing on a Sunday evening.

‘Mum was a parishioner at St Aidens church and loved to walk all her life.

‘Her fitness and health were always paramount to her.

‘Amazing lady who was already planning her 100th birthday party.

‘She will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to know her!’

Sgt Adam Dawson said, ‘Our thoughts remain with Connie’s family and friends at this incredibly upsetting time.

‘We continue to appeal for witnesses and ask that anyone who saw the collision gets in touch with us as soon as possible.’

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 189 of 14 May.

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