Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Sa­man­tha Kett skett@cb­

BRI­TISH and Rus­sian na­tion­als were in­volved in a head-on crash on the On­dara-Dé­nia road on Satur­day af­ter­noon in which a 55-yearold woman died at the scene.

Emer­gency ser­vices say a woman aged 47, trav­el­ling with her teenage daugh­ter, en­tered the wrong lane on the CV-725 northbound close to the mo­tor­way en­trance, nar­rowly miss­ing an on­com­ing car, whose fe­male driver suf­fered mi­nor in­juries.

A ve­hi­cle be­hind her was un­able to swerve in time and was hit from the front.

Fire­fight­ers had to cut a man free from the wreck­age and he was treated for a panic at­tack be­fore be­ing rushed to Dé­nia Hospi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries, the na­ture of which have not been re­vealed.

His wife, 55, was treated on site, but died within min­utes.

The woman who caused the ac­ci­dent is also said to be badly in­jured, com­plain­ing of ex­treme pains in her back and neck, and her daugh­ter es­caped with cuts and bruises.

Po­lice had to shut the high­way at 14.30, min­utes af­ter the ac­ci­dent, and it did not re­open un­til 17.00 Satur­day evening.

This is the sec­ond crash in the same place on the CV725 in as many months – the pre­vi­ous ac­ci­dent in­volved three cars and left sev­eral driv­ers and pas­sen­gers in­jured, al­though no fa­tal­i­ties have been re­ported.

Much-loved Lady El­iz­a­beth School teacher killed

The woman who lost her life in the On­dara-Dé­nia road crash was later named as Pi­lar Gaughan, head of English as a Sec­ond Lan­guage (ESOL) at the Lady El­iz­a­beth School, where she had taught for 17 years.

Dev­as­tated staff and cur­rent and former pupils piled into Dé­nia cre­ma­to­rium on Tues­day for her fu­neral, and trib­utes have poured in with con­do­lences for her hus­band Lee and fam­ily.

Bro­ken-hearted pupils de­scribe her as ‘fan­tas­tic’ and a teacher who ‘taught from the heart’, and one who will be very sadly missed.

The CV-725, which runs be­hind Dé­nia Hospi­tal

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