OAP couple killed in Halifax Road crash are named

TWO PENSIONERS who died in a car crash in Cleckheaton on Monday afternoon have been named locally.

Eric Walsh, 93, and his 90-year-old wife Marion were driving in a silver Skoda Octavia which crashed with a Kia hatchback on Halifax Road at its junction with Scholes Lane, Scholes, at around 12.30pm.

The couple, from nearby Bailiff Bridge in Calderdale, died at the scene. They have been described by neighbours as “a very friendly and kind-hearted couple who got along with everyone.”

The driver of the Kia is thought to have suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Police have appealed for dashcam footage of the accident or of the moments leading up to the crash, and for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Cleckheaton on February 4.

“The collision happened on Halifax Road at around 12.33pm and involved a Skoda and a Kia.

“The male driver of the Skoda and a female passenger died at the scene.

“The driver of the Kia suffered injuries described as serious but not thought to be life threatening.

“Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who saw either vehicles driving in the area to contact police.

“Officers in the major collision enquiry team would also like to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage of the incidents or of the moments prior to the collision.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 717 of February 4.”

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