opens into death of Highbridge's Joanne Jennings in M5 crash
inquest has opened this week into the tragic death of a Highbridge
woman and a Cheddar man in an M5 motorway crash.
Jennings, pictured, was killed when a lorry collided with
a car queueing to leave the M5 at Taunton's junction 25 at about
8.30am on Thursday September 13th, impacting six other vehicles.
a hearing in Taunton Coroner's Office this week, Tony Williams,
senior coroner for Somerset, opened the inquests into the deaths
of 45 year-old Joanne Jennings from Highbridge and 54 year-old Roderick
Walsh from Cheddar.
court heard that Joanne Jennings, a senior carer and the driver
of one of the cars, was confirmed dead at 9am. An interim post mortem
report confirmed the cause of death was head injuries, subject to
Walsh died at 9.02am and was the passenger in one of the vehicles.
An interim post mortem report found his cause of death was chest
management review will be held on or before January 14th, 2019.
families issued emotional tributes last week, as we reported