Further hearing into deaths of Norfolk couple in crash

PUBLISHED: 11:58 27 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:06 27 November 2019

Andrew and Jean Crawford who were killed in a crash on the A1075 at Hockham. PIC: Norfolk Police.

Andrew and Jean Crawford who were killed in a crash on the A1075 at Hockham. PIC: Norfolk Police.


Criminal proceedings could still take place into the deaths of a married couple who were killed in a crash on a Norfolk road.

Andrew and Jean Crawford died on Wednesday, August 28, after the white Kia Rio car they were travelling in was involved in a collision on the A1075 at Great Hockham.

Mr Crawford, 72, the driver, died at the scene, while Mrs Crawford, 74, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, (NNUH) and died of her injuries.

Inquests into Mr and Mrs Crawford's death were opened at Norfolk Coroner's Court on Wednesday, September 11.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake heard the couple were both former slaughterhouse workers and lived in Watton.

At a paper review at Norfolk Coroner's Court on November 27, Ms Blake said: "We are waiting to hear from the police in respect of criminal proceedings against another driver."

Mr Crawford's medical cause of death was given as multiple injuries and severe thoraxic trauma, and Mrs Crawford's was given as severe thoraxic injuries including a ruptured liver, during the opening.

The inquests were adjourned for another paper review to take place at Norfolk Coroner's Court on March 2.

■The area coroner has also adjourned the inquest into the death of a 27-year-old car passenger who died after a crash on September 17, 2018.

Craig Cooke, from Burnham Avenue in King's Lynn, was a passenger in a road traffic accident on Castle Rising Road in King's Lynn.

Mr Cooke was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he later died of his injuries on September 22.

Ms Blake adjourned the inquest for a paper review at Norfolk Coroner's Court on January 3 due to possible criminal proceedings.

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