AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a Botley woman who died in a three-vehicle crash in Gloucestershire.

Beverley Ann Thomas died at the scene of the collision on the A417 between Gloucester and Cirencester.

The 63-year-old was a passenger in a Toyota Rav 4 when it collided with an Audi.

Police say a third car was also involved in the crash, on December 22.

Mrs Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest opened by Gloucester Coroner’s Court said her death was caused by multiple injuries.

The inquest has been adjourned until June 6.

A 40-year-old woman from the Southampton area who was in the Toyota remains in Bristol’s Southmead Hospital with significant injuries but her condition is improving.

A man, 70, from the Southampton area, who was also in the Toyota, remains in a critical condition in Southmead.

A spokesperson for the force said: “The three-vehicle collision occurred just before 9.40pm between an Audi A4 driven by a 46-year-old man from West Sussex, an Audi A5 with a couple from Cheltenham, and a Toyota Rav4 carrying four people from Hampshire.

“The 57-year-old driver of the Toyota is currently helping police with their investigations.”

The couple from Cheltenham were taken to hospital in Gloucester but their injuries were not thought to be serious.