Inquest opens after Chesterfield manager dies in Peak District crash

A coroner has opened an inquest after a woman died in a road crash in Derbyshire.

By Michael Broomhead
Sunday, 2nd August 2020, 12:00 pm

Tina Clifford, 47, was pronounced dead at Pig Lane, Beeley, at 5.55pm on Sunday.

Opening her inquest at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court on Friday, coroner Peter Nieto said: “She was riding her motorbike along Pig Lane when a vehicle entered her lane from the opposing lane and collided with her.”

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The inquest opening took place at Chesterfield Coroner's Court, which is based at Chesterfield Town Hall.

Mrs Clifford, of Elm Street, Hollingwood, worked for Chesterfield-based Rykneld Homes as its customer service manager.

Lorraine Shaw, Rykneld Homes’ managing director, paid tribute to her through the Derbyshire Times earlier this week – describing her as a ‘tireless campaigner for charities’ and someone with a ‘positive attitude to life’.

Following the crash, police arrested a 27-year-old Matlock man on suspicion of drug-driving.

He was subsequently released on bail.

Mr Nieto adjourned the inquest to a later date.

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