The family of Kim Utting have issued a tribute

26 February 2013

Police are renewing their appeal to trace the driver of a lorry who may have witnessed a fatal road traffic collision on the A47.

Kim Utting sadly died in the collision at Dereham on the morning of Thursday 14 February 2013. She was the passenger in a green Peugeot 406 travelling eastbound which was in collision with a red Skoda Felicia travelling westbound. The male driver of the Skoda was seriously hurt and remains in hospital where his condition is improving.

Steve Matthews of the Serious Collision Investigation Team said: “I am still trying to trace the driver of a lorry which was driving towards Norwich eastbound. The lorry had a white cab and what appeared to be something reflective tied to its offside wing mirror. Its flatbed semi-trailer was unladen and it failed to stop at the scene. The driver may have important information about the collision and I would urge them to get in contact as soon as possible.”

Officers would also still like to speak to the driver of a small black Peugeot hatchback car which was seen driving erratically towards Norwich and overtook the green Peugeot and the lorry.

Anyone with information on these vehicles should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

 

 

21 February 2013

The family of Kim Utting, who sadly died in a road traffic collision on the A47 at Dereham on Thursday 14 February 2013, has issued the following tribute:

"Kim Utting (nee Dodd) aged 52 was born in Shipdham, daughter of Donald and June Dodd, sister to Susan Boldero and Peter Dodd.

Kim attended Shipdham Primary School and then Wayland High School at Watton. On leaving school Kim worked at Watton Post Office for several years. She married Ken Knight in 1981 and they had two children, Emma (30) and Jamie (29).

Kim ran boarding kennels at Wood Rising for many years. During this time she set up and ran the Old English Mastiff Club Rescue. After selling the business to PACT Animal Sanctuary, Kim moved to Litcham where she married David Utting and had a third child, Dudley (11).

Kim was very prominent in the Dog Show Scene; having enjoyed great success in breeding and showing English Mastiffs during which she was known under the ‘Heffalump’ Affix. Having had four champions, her highlight being ‘Womble’ winning best of breed at Crufts in 2008 her most recent champion success was with ‘Hovis’, Womble’s son, who was runner up top Mastiff 2012.

Kim also ran Companion Dog Shows for a number of years, raising money for Mastiff rescue.

Kim always had a smile on her face and was a very kind, caring and affectionate person. She was loved by everyone she met and will be very sadly missed by all her family, friends and those who knew her through her passion - the dog show scene."

Officers would still like to speak to any witnesses to this collision, which occurred at 10.30am last Thursday, particularly the drivers of a white flatbed unladen lorry and a small black Peugeot car, both of which failed to stop at the scene.

 

18 February 2013

Police are continuing their inquiries to trace two witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A47 at Dereham on Thursday 14 January 2013.

At 10.30am on Thursday a red Skoda Felicia travelling westbound and a green Peugeot 406 travelling eastbound were in collision. A woman in her 50s from the Swaffham area who was a passenger in the Peugeot sadly died at the scene, whilst the female driver suffered more minor injuries.

The male driver of the Skoda, who is in his 20s and local, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and then transferred to Addenbrookes. His condition is described as serious but improving.

Officers still want to speak to two drivers of vehicles which were seen in the area at the time of the collision. The first is the driver of a small black Peugeot hatchback car which was seen driving erratically towards Norwich and failed to stop at the scene. It overtook the green Peugeot and an articulated lorry.

The second is the driver of the lorry, which had a white cab and what appeared to be something reflective tied to its offside wing mirror. Its flatbed semi-trailer was unladen and it also failed to stop at the scene, travelling eastbound.

Anyone with information on these vehicles should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

 

15 February 2013

Police are renewing their appeal for two witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision on the A47 at Dereham yesterday.

At 10.30am yesterday morning a red Skoda Felicia travelling westbound and a green Peugeot 406 travelling eastbound were in collision. A woman in her 50s from the Swaffham area who was a passenger in the Peugeot sadly died at the scene, whilst the female driver suffered more minor injuries.

The male driver of the Skoda, who is in his 20s and local, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and then transferred to Addenbrookes. His condition is described as serious.

Officers still want to speak to two drivers of vehicles which were seen in the area at the time of the collision. The first is the driver of a small black Peugeot hatchback car which was seen driving erratically towards Norwich and failed to stop at the scene. It overtook the green Peugeot and a white long flatbed lorry.

The second is the driver of the white lorry, which appeared to have something fluorescent on one of its wing mirrors and also failed to stop at the scene.

A tall slim man who spoke to the driver of the green Peugeot following the collision has been traced.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of any of the vehicles involved should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

 

14 February 2013 (update: 16:52)

Police are appealing for three specific witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision on the A47 at Dereham.

At 10.30am this morning, emergency services were called to the collision on the eastbound carriageway involving a red Skoda Felicia and a green Peugeot 406. A female passenger in the Peugeot sadly died at the scene, whilst the female driver was hurt but her injuries are not life-threatening.

The male driver of the Skoda has been transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridgeshire where his condition has been described as serious.

Officers want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, particularly three specific people:

  • The driver of a small black Peugeot hatchback car which was seen driving erratically towards Norwich and failed to stop at the scene. It overtook the green Peugeot and a white long flatbed lorry;
  • The driver of the white lorry, which appeared to have something fluorescent on one of its wing mirrors and also failed to stop at the scene; and
  • A tall slim man who spoke to the driver of the green Peugeot following the collision.

 

14 February 2013 (update: 13.24)

Police can confirm that a woman has sadly died in a road traffic collision on the A47 at Dereham this morning.

Officers want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision, and are keen to trace the occupants of a small black car which was seen driving erratically on the Norwich-bound carriageway at the time and failed to stop at the scene.

Call Norfolk Police on 101.

 

14 February 2013

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision on the A47 at Dereham this morning.

Emergency services were called to the two vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway at 10.30am in which a woman has been seriously injured. The road is currently closed in both directions with diversions in place.

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