Grandmother who died in A10 collision named by police as Joan Matthews, aged 75

28 September, 2018 - 14:35
The woman killed in the fatal crash along the A10 at Little Thetford has been named as Joan Matthews, aged 75. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The woman killed in the fatal crash along the A10 at Little Thetford has been named as Joan Matthews, aged 75. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


The family of Joan Matthews who died in a collision on the A10 near Ely yesterday was described today by her family as “loved by so many”.

The heartfelt tribute was released by Cambridgeshire Police on behalf of her family.

Mrs Matthews, 75, died yesterday afternoon after the car she was driving was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A10 at Little Thetford.

The mother, mother-in-law, sister and grandmother of Chestnut Way, Mepal, died when her silver Honda Jazz collided with an articulated lorry at around 1.45pm on Thursday, September 27.

Her family said: “We are absolutely devastated at the loss of a wonderful mother, mother in law, sister and grandmother

“Loved by so many, she will be dearly missed. We would kindly ask that we can mourn this tragic loss in private.”

At the time of the incident, a spokesman for Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “The A10, Ely Road has been closed following a fatal collision between a car and a lorry at 1.45pm.

“A woman who was driving the car has died. There are no other reported injuries. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 230 of 27 September or report online at


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories


Lib Dem Cllr Susan van de Ven called on the council today (October 16) to support a “people’s vote” on the terms of Brexit, with the possibility of remaining in the EU if it was decided leaving would be a bad idea.

Yesterday, 13:48

A police chief says putting poppies on some of their cars into the run-up to Remembrance Day “is not a glorification of war”.

Yesterday, 10:05

Three people were treated for ‘minor injuries’ last night after a lorry rolled on top of a car on the A141 Isle of Ely Way between March and Chatteris.

The Medlock Ensemble gave a splendid concert in aid of Camtrust at All Saint’s Church in Cottenham on Sunday October 7.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy