Inquest on tragic A690 crash mum due to be held

Kelly Bennett died when she was knocked down on the A690 near West Rainton.

Kelly Bennett died when she was knocked down on the A690 near West Rainton.

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The inquest of a mum who died after she was knocked down while walking along a busy dual carriageway is due to open tomorrow.

Kelly Bennett died on Saturday, May 9, after she was hit by a truck on the A690 at West Rainton.

The 35-year-old, from Stockton, was a mum to Kieran, 15, Lewis, 14, Nathan, 11, and a 10-year-old daughter, Lucy.

She had been walking along the road on the Durham-bound carriageway of the A690, near to the junction for the Moore House Scouting Centre, when she was struck from behind by a lorry at around 2.30am. She was confirmed dead at the scene.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Poland, was unhurt as were his two passengers.

Police investigating the tragedy believe she had left a friend’s home in West Rainton and for an unknown reason was walking along the road when the accident happened.

An inquest into her death will be opened at the coroner’s court at Crook Civic Centre tomorrow morning.