Man who died after car hit tree near Market Drayton is named

By Deborah Hardiman | Market Drayton | News | Published:

A man who died when his car was in collision with a tree near Market Drayton has been named.

Simon Peter George, 46, of Twemlows Avenue, Higher Heath, Prees, near Whitchurch, died after the blue Ford Focus he was driving left the A529 Adderley Road, in Adderley, on Saturday morning.

An inquest opening yesterday in Telford heard that the crash happened near Adderley Lodge Farm.

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Coroner’s officer Michael Homden said: "At approximately 11.30am on October 20, Mr George was travelling in a motor vehicle towards Adderley from the direction of Market Drayton, when he was involved in a road traffic collision and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene."

He added that Mr George was identified by his wife Rachel.

The inquest was adjourned until January 23 when it will next be heard at Shire Hall, in Shrewsbury.

On Saturday the emergency services closed the A529 Adderley Road advising motorists to avoid the area following the incident. Mr George was declared deceased by the ambulance service.


Meanwhile, collision investigators have launched a witness appeal.


West Mercia Police said spokeswoman Eleanor Harris said: "An appeal has been launched for witnesses to come forward. Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a collision in Market Drayton.

"The collision happened on the A529 in Adderley at around 11.30am on Saturday. For reasons yet to be established a vehicle collided with a tree. The driver of the vehicle sadly died as a result of his injuries.

"Inquiries are on-going and police are appealing for information."

Any witnesses should phone 101 quoting reference 266s 201018.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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