Victim from fatal crash near Romsey named as Christine Watkinson

Fatal crash victim named

Fatal crash victim named

First published in Romsey Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

A WOMAN killed in a head-on smash with a lorry has today been named.

Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo travelling towards Romsey town centre on the A309 Romsey bypass last Thursday when it collided with a white Volvo tipper lorry.

The 57-year-old, of Newton Lane, Romsey, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Vauxhall, a 62-year-old man from Romsey, sustained minor injuries.

The lorry driver, a 38-year-old man from Portsmouth, was uninjured.

Police closed the busy road for several hours following the smash to piece together what happened, and are continuing to appeal for anyone who saw the crash or either vehicle just prior to it, to get in touch.

Witnesses are asked to call Sergeant Andy Lynch at the Road Death investigation Team at Eastleigh on 101, quoting operation Elmshurst.

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11:18am Mon 21 May 12

G0Rf says...

"Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo"

A combo is a 2 seater van right?
no seats in the rear?
no wonder she died?
"Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo" A combo is a 2 seater van right? no seats in the rear? no wonder she died? G0Rf
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12:06pm Mon 21 May 12

Lone Ranger. says...

G0Rf wrote:
"Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo"

A combo is a 2 seater van right?
no seats in the rear?
no wonder she died?
Not 100% right.
.
Evidently you can get a three sear rear conversion for the van
[quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: "Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo" A combo is a 2 seater van right? no seats in the rear? no wonder she died?[/p][/quote]Not 100% right. . Evidently you can get a three sear rear conversion for the van Lone Ranger.
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12:07pm Mon 21 May 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
G0Rf wrote:
"Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo"

A combo is a 2 seater van right?
no seats in the rear?
no wonder she died?
Not 100% right.
.
Evidently you can get a three sear rear conversion for the van
However meant to say that i didnt wish to detract from the sad events
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: "Christine Watkinson was the rear passenger in a Vauxhall Combo" A combo is a 2 seater van right? no seats in the rear? no wonder she died?[/p][/quote]Not 100% right. . Evidently you can get a three sear rear conversion for the van[/p][/quote]However meant to say that i didnt wish to detract from the sad events Lone Ranger.
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1:08pm Mon 21 May 12

WECOMING4U says...

Someone has died FFS and someone posts trying to be a clever ***T.
Someone has died FFS and someone posts trying to be a clever ***T. WECOMING4U
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1:40pm Mon 21 May 12

TEBOURBA says...

Why oh why, does the Echo continue to invite comments on tragedies such as this?
A woman has died, her family are in shock and grief and their lives will never be the same again.
Yet the Echo is content to print stupid, irrelevant, e/mails.
My sincere condolences to Christine Watkinson's family and friends.
Why oh why, does the Echo continue to invite comments on tragedies such as this? A woman has died, her family are in shock and grief and their lives will never be the same again. Yet the Echo is content to print stupid, irrelevant, e/mails. My sincere condolences to Christine Watkinson's family and friends. TEBOURBA
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1:41pm Mon 21 May 12

Towman1947 says...

I think the poor lady was disabled so the van could have been converted to carry a wheelchair.
I think the poor lady was disabled so the van could have been converted to carry a wheelchair. Towman1947
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3:25pm Mon 21 May 12

southy_ says...

I don't think Newton Lane is in Romsey. Get your facts right Echo!
I don't think Newton Lane is in Romsey. Get your facts right Echo! southy_
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3:38pm Mon 21 May 12

pushamara says...

southy_ wrote:
I don't think Newton Lane is in Romsey. Get your facts right Echo!
It couldn't be anymore in the middle of Romsey
[quote][p][bold]southy_[/bold] wrote: I don't think Newton Lane is in Romsey. Get your facts right Echo![/p][/quote]It couldn't be anymore in the middle of Romsey pushamara
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3:45pm Mon 21 May 12

sky03031981 says...

May you rest in peace christine, sorry i couldn't help you more, you won't be forgotten,
May you rest in peace christine, sorry i couldn't help you more, you won't be forgotten, sky03031981
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6:56pm Mon 21 May 12

smile01 says...

Christine was disabled and in a wheel chair. She was also a wife, a mother and friend to many. Maybe people could have a little respect before commenting. RIP Christine, will remember your big smile and all the laughs we all shared together x
Christine was disabled and in a wheel chair. She was also a wife, a mother and friend to many. Maybe people could have a little respect before commenting. RIP Christine, will remember your big smile and all the laughs we all shared together x smile01
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