Woman killed in head-on crash named

Killed: Jill Creighton.

Killed: Jill Creighton.

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A WOMAN who died in a head-on car crash in Sheffield has been named.

Jill Creighton, aged 53, from Sheffield, was a passenger in a car that veered onto the opposite side of the road and hit a taxi on a left-hand bend on Crookes Road, near Roslin Road.

In a statement, her relatives said: “We, as a family, are devastated by our Jill’s tragic death. She was a loving mum, daughter and sister and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

“Her main priority was her daughter, who will have a huge gap in her life and who will miss her mum dearly.”

The driver of the Hackney cab, a 31-year-old man from the Little Sheffield area, suffered a head injury and a broken arm and leg. He is in the Northern General Hospital where his condition is still described as serious.

The driver of the black Honda car, a 46-year-old man from Pitsmoor, failed an alcohol test and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Witnesses to the collision, on April 10 at 4.15am, should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020.

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