Tractor death update - victim named as Edith Hannis

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A 75-year-old woman from Cranham died when her vintage tractor overturned as she drove home from exhibiting it at a country show.

Edith Hannis died from multiple injuries after her tractor turned on its side on Daneway Hill, Sapperton, at around 3.15pm on Saturday, September 8.

The red and grey 1966 Massey Ferguson tractor had been involved in a vintage tractor gathering in the area and had been leaving the event when it clipped a grass verge and overturned.

A number of onlookers called emergency services and are believed to have attempted to resuscitate the woman, who was unconscious and was not breathing.

A Great Western Air Ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, paramedic and an ambulance attended the scene, but the woman had already died from the  injuries sustained.

The road was closed for around five hours whilst collision investigation officers carried out their work.

Anyone with information about the collision should contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 286 of September 8.

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