Woman dies after crash near Buxton

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A woman has died after a crash between a car and a van on a road near Buxton.

The incident, involving a Ford Fusion and an LDV van, happened close to the crossroads between the A515 at Hurdlow and the village of Crowdecote at about 11.25am today.

The passenger of the Ford Fusion – a woman in her 70s – was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken by air ambulance to North Staffordshire Hospital with serious injuries. Two men from the van were also taken to hospital.

Police closed the road for several hours while an investigation into the collision was launched.

Any witnesses to the collision should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 240 of Monday, October 26.