Devastated family urge witnesses to come forward after grandmother dies in crash

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The devastated family of a grandmother who died after a crash in Doncaster has urged witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Susan Gravel, 62, died after the collision involving a BMW 5 Series on Station Road, near the King George's Court junction in Stainforth, at around 12.55pm yesterday (Saturday).

And today (Sunday), the victim's family said in a statement: "Our family has lost the most loving, caring sister, mother, aunty and grandmother.

"We appeal to anyone with information that may help to trace the driver to please come forward.

"We have been left devastated by our loss."

Police said the driver of the BMW, believed to have been stolen, failed to stop following the crash.

The grey or silver car's registration plate began 'HV07'. It collided with a parked vehicle on Station Road before Susan was killed.

PC Phil Carson, investigating officer said: “We urgently need people to contact us who may have seen the car involved, whether it was before, during or after the collision. Understandably, Susan’s family has been left devastated by its loss and we need to interview the BMW driver as soon as possible.

"If you were the driver or know them, contact us now.”

Prior to both collisions, police said the BMW was seen leaving the Asda car park on Station Road, close to where officers in an unmarked police car were patrolling.

The police vehicle was not actively pursuing the BMW when the collisions occurred, however the incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to the earlier involvement of officers from South Yorkshire Police.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, and quote incident number 841 of 11 March.

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