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DRIVER NAMED AFTER FATAL RTC

racheltitleyHampshire Constabulary have today (Monday) revealed the identity of a 28-year-old woman who died following a serious road traffic collision near Yarmouth on Friday.

Rachel Titley of St Saviours Road, Totland was extricated from the wreckage of her vehicle by firefighters on Friday evening after she collided with another vehicle, a red Citoren Xsara, on the A3054 Bouldnor Road as she headed Westbound.

The 28-year-old was rushed to hospital, but despite the best efforts of staff, she later died as a result of her injuries.

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Three fire appliances from Newport, Yarmouth and Freshwater, as well as Police and ambulance crews, were called to the scene near to Hill Place Lane shortly after 21:35. The road remained closed for around 10 hours while collision investigators from the mainland examined the scene for evidence.

yarmouthrtcmapPaying tribute to their daughter, Rachel’s parents, John and Christine, have said:

“Our unique Rachel. Special in every way. Loved by everyone whose life she touched.”

The driver of the second vehicle involved, a 26-year-old male from Newport, was also taken to hospital however was later released from their care.

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle driving prior to it.

UPDATE THURSDAY: Police have today confirmed that the 26-year-old driver of the second vehicle involved, a Citroen Xsara, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

He was arrested yesterday and has been released on bail until March.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Andy Lynch at the Road Death Investigation team on 101 quoting Operation Bach.

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