Arrest made over fatal crash

Flowers at the scene of the fatal collision where a Isobelle Woodall died
Flowers at the scene of the fatal collision where a Isobelle Woodall died

DETECTIVES investigating the crash that claimed the life of teenager Isobelle Woodall have made an arrest.

At around 9.15pm on Sunday August 16, police were called to Central Park Way, close to Tesco in Wigan town centre to reports that a serious collision had taken place between two cars.

Isobelle Woodall

Isobelle Woodall

Officers attended and established that a white Ford Focus ST attempted to overtake the car in front before being involved in a head on collision with a black Peugeot 206.

Nineteen-year-old Isobelle, who was travelling as a passenger in the Peugeot, sustained serious head injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The 38-year-old man who was driving the Ford Focus ST was yesterday, Thursday August 27, arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and fraud by false representation.

He has now been bailed until October 28 pending further enquiries.

He had initially been arrested but was de-arrested so he could receive treatment in hospital to serious injuries, including a fractured pelvis. His 27-year-old female passenger suffered the same injury.

The Peugeot driver, believed to be Isobelle’s 27-year-old boyfriend, suffered serious head injuries.

It’s believed that Isobelle, who lives in Welshpool in Wales, was in Wigan visiting relatives.

Her family last week paid tribute to her saying: “Isobelle was a happy, fun loving and affectionate girl who at 19 years of age was just finding her place in the world. She was loved by everyone who knew her.

“As a family we have been left bereft at her leaving us but she will always be alive in our hearts.”