AN inquest has been opened into the death of an elderly woman who died after a car crash in Knutsford.

Sheila Ann Lindsay, of Mereheath Park, died after her Vauxhall Corsa, which she was driving, collided with a Toyota Auris on Mobberley Road at 1.40pm on Thursday, April 18.

The 84-year-old was taken to Macclesfield Hospital, then transferred to Manchester Royal Infirmary, but died the next day.

At a hearing at Cheshire Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, May 8, area coroner, Victoria Davis, opened an inquest into the circumstances surrounding Ms Lindsay’s death.

It was immediately adjourned until Thursday, August 15, to allow time for evidence to be gathered.

An internal review of the case will be held on Monday, July 8.

Ms Davies said: “The reason for the inquest is an unnatural cause of death.”

A spokesman for Cheshire Police, who were called to the crash on April 18, said: “Shortly before 1.40pm on Thursday, April 18, police were called to reports of a collision on Mobberley Road, Knutsford.

“The collision involved two vehicles, a Toyota Auris and Vauxhall Corsa.

“The driver of the Corsa, an 84-year-old woman, was taken to hospital but sadly died the following day. Specialist officers are working to support the family at this time.

“No arrests have been made.

“If anyone witnessed the collision or has any dashcam or CCTV footage, please contact Cheshire Police on 101 or through our website, quoting 24000351978.”