Ixworth woman was due to collect new car when she crashed

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A 79-year-old woman may have been rushing to collect her new car when she fatally crashed.

Janet Machon, from Abbey Close in Ixworth, died at West Suffolk Hospital on June 24, 2015, following a car crash on the A143 Bury Road, Pakenham, earlier that day.

An inquest into Mrs Machon’s death heard she had been travelling south towards Bury in her blue Suzuki Splash when she collided with a blue Ford Mondeo.

Assistant Coroner Daniel Sharpstone said the incident had taken place at 3.55pm and Mrs Machon had been on her way to pick up a new car from a Suzuki dealership in Bury at 4pm. The car insurance on her current car was due to expire at this time.

“She went to overtake an articulated goods vehicle and collided with the Mondeo in a heavy glancing impact,” he said.

Mrs Machon’s car span around, left the road and came to rest in a ditch. She died at 6.12pm from multiple injuries.

Mrs Machon was a member of Ixworth Methodist Church and the Over 60s Club.