Elderly woman who died in hospital after Orkney two-car crash named

Whilma Hutchison died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary on Sunday following the collision on the A965.

Elderly woman who died at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following A965 crash in Orkney named by police Google Maps

A pensioner who died in a two-car crash in Orkney has been named by police.

The collision, involving a red Land Rover Discovery and a black VW Golf, occurred on the A965 at Cursiter on Saturday evening.

Whilma Hutchison, from Finstown, was a passenger in the Discovery and was taken to Balfour Hospital with serious injuries.

The 82-year-old was later transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where she died on Sunday, October 16.

The driver of the Discovery, a 79-year-old man, and the driver of the Golf, a 26-year-old man, were both treated at Balfour Hospital for minor injuries.

The road was closed while collision investigation work was carried out and reopened around 3.30pm on October 16.

Road Policing Sergeant David Miller said: “Our thoughts remain with Whilma’s family and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances relating to the crash.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen either vehicle, including before the crash, to get in touch.

“If you have dash-cam relating to vehicles travelling on the A965 between Kirkwall and Finstown around the time of the incident I would also ask you to contact us.

“Anyone who has information that could help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2705 of Saturday, October 15.”

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