Margaret Mitton, 79, named as victim of Whetstone crash
A motorist who was killed in a crash on New Year's Eve has been named by police.
Margaret Mitton, 79, of Countesthorpe, died when the car she was driving was in collision with another vehicle in Whetstone, at about 11.30am.
Two passengers in the same vehicle were injured and taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment.
One of them has since been discharged, while the other remains there in a stable condition.
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The driver of the other car sustained minor injuries which required hospital treatment.
The crash happened on the A426 Lutterworth Road, at its junction with Countesthorpe Road.
Ms Mitton was driving a silver Peugeot 106.
The other car was a black Fiat Panda.
Detective Constable Ady Keeble, the investigating officer, said: "At the time of the collision, the Peugeot was travelling along Countesthorpe Road from the direction of Countesthorpe and the Fiat was travelling along the A426 towards Lutterworth.
"We would like to appeal to anyone who might have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand to please contact police."
Anyone with any information is asked to call Det Con Keeble on 101.