Barnsley woman killed in crash named by police

Ruth Cocker died in a car crash in Barnsley
Ruth Cocker died in a car crash in Barnsley
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Police have named the South Yorkshire pensioner killed after a car ploughed into a wall.

Ruth Elizabeth Cocker, aged 85, from Birdwell, Barnsley, was a passenger in a grey Ford Mondeo which crashed on Sheffield Road, Hoyland Common, at 11pm on Wednesday.

She was rushed to hospital by ambulance but could not be saved and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the car - a 67-year-old man - escaped with minor injuries.

Two other passengers in the car - women aged 82 and 77 - also suffered minor injuries.

A police probe into the collision is now underway.

Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident want to hear from witnesses or anyone with information.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1,057 of March 25.