A driver who died following a crash involving two cars and a bus near Welshpool has been named as local resident Margaret Lee.  

The 87-year-old woman died at Stoke hospital on November 27 after suffering serious life-threatening injuries in the crash near Middletown earlier that day.

An inquest was opened and adjourned earlier this week which heard that Ms Lee, from Middletown, had been travelling in a dark red Ford Fiesta towards Welshpool at around 7.30am when the driver of a blue Honda Civic attempted to overtake a bus in the opposition direction along the A458 near to Bank Farm Caravan Park.

Pontypridd Coroners Court was told that the Honda driver travelling towards the Shrewsbury direction had crossed double white lines before colliding head-on with Ms Lee’s car which in turn collided with the side of the empty service bus.


The driver of the Honda was taken to hospital, and the driver of the bus, which did not have any passengers, was uninjured.

Dyfed-Powys Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information that could help with their investigation into the fatal collision.

Officers are especially appealing for anyone with dashcam, ring doorbell or CCTV footage along the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool and also the A458 between Welshpool and Bank Farm that may have seen or captured the blue Honda Civic travelling between 7am and 7.30am to come forward.

Police can be contacted either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101, quoting incident reference DP-20231127-028.

People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.