An 87-year-old woman, who died after car crash on Cleeve Hill, has been named as Muriel Salliss.
AN 87-year-old woman, who died after a car crash on Cleeve Hill, was named yesterday as Muriel Salliss.
Mrs Salliss, from Winchcombe, died of head injuries after the car she was a passenger in went off the road and hit a parked vehicle at Post Office Lane on December 9, 2012.
The man driving, understood to be her husband Keith, 88, was taken to hospital with minor injuries after their grey Vauxhall Astra smashed through a roadside fence and into the car port.
Mrs Salliss was described in her obituary notice as a "much loved" mother, granny and great- grandma.
It stated she would be "greatly missed by family and friends".
Her death, just weeks before Christmas has left the Winchcombe community and indeed those who live by the crash site saddened.
A resident of Cleeve Hill said: "It must be terrible for them happening so near Christmas. It is just really sad.
She added: "I just heard the crash and went running out and the neighbours were already calling the ambulance. He managed to get out of the car, but it is awful his wife did not make it.
"Nobody knows what happened, but we do get a lot of accidents here."
Mrs Salliss' death has also led to calls to do something to about the winding B4632.
The neighbour said: "My wall has been damaged and I know of at least two other neighbours who have had their walls demolished in the past by accidents.
"We have been trying to get the speed reduced to 30mph because the traffic on it travels so fast and it is a dangerous stretch, particularly if it is windy or icy."
The car Mrs Salliss was travelling was going uphill towards her Winchcombe home before it crashed.
Mrs Salliss' funeral service, which will be led by the Reverend John Partington, will be held at Cheltenham Crematorium at South Chapel on Friday at noon.
Donations will be asked for in aid of the Sue Ryder Care Home in Leckhampton.