BREAKING NEWS: woman dies following A5 accident near Clifton upon Dunsmore and Lilbourne

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A WOMAN died after an accident on the A5 near Rugby yesterday (Sunday).

Police are now appealing for motorists travelling on the A5 near Rugby early on Sunday morning who can help with their enquiries into a fatal road traffic collision that occurred near Clifton upon Dunsmore at 6.40am.

A 58 year old woman died as a result of the collision when the blue Peugeot 206 she was driving was in collision with a silver Ford Focus saloon travelling in the opposite direction, near the Lilbourne turn.

Roads in the area were closed to allow police, fire and ambulance services to attend the scene.

The female driver of the silver Ford Focus was taken to University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire for her injuries to be assessed and treated.

Officers investigating the circumstances of the collision are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle shortly before the collision to please contact them on (01926) 415415.