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Updated 20 February: The victim of the fatal crash on the Fonsalía spur road has been confirmed as Pam Millward (77) from north Somerset. She was on holiday and in a hire car with her husband Paul Millward (also 77), who is making steady progress but is still in intensive care with serious hip, leg and chest injuries. Their son says that the couple was on holiday for Paul’s birthday, and both were very fit and active. Anyone who has information that has not been given to investigators should contact their sons, James and Richard (I can forward anything on if it is sent to me).
Original post 18 February: A 77-year-old British woman died and her husband was badly injured this morning in an accident near Piedra Hincada on the TF46, the new Fonsalía spur road linking the TF1 and the forthcoming floating harbour. Emergency services say that they were called out around 11am with reports of a collision involving three vehicles, one of which had caught fire following the impact. After ensuring the fire was extinguished, bomberos had to cut some of the injured out of their vehicles, but the woman who died was found in cardiac arrest and sadly could not be resuscitated despite efforts of ambulance crew. She was declared dead at the scene and her husband was transferred to Hospital Costa Adeje. Two other people were injured in the tragic accident: a woman was airlifted by helicopter to Candelaria Hospital with serious head and neck injuries, and a 55-year-old man was taken to Hospiten Sur with head injuries.