Hertfordshire fatal crash: Parish council agrees to average speed camera bid

Whitney Hughes and Gillian Williams

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image captionWhitney Hughes’ mother Gillian Williams, 55, from Dunstable, was killed while driving home along Redbourn Road between St Albans and Redbourn

A woman whose mother was killed in a road crash has persuaded a council to apply for funds to install average speed cameras on it.

Whitney Hughes’ mother Gillian Williams died on the A5183 between Redbourn and St Albans in Hertfordshire in 2019.

Ms Hughes has campaigned for safety measures along the road, but needed a “constituted” organisation to bid for money to do it.

Redbourn Parish Council said it would apply to the county’s Road Safety Fund.

Ms Hughes said: “I feel relieved something is finally going to be done and I truly hope my mum is the last person to lose their life on Redbourn Road.”

Mrs Williams’ car was hit by another car being
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Body Camera Released in Fatal California Police-Involved Shooting

The West Sacramento Police Department released body camera video Monday of its first fatal officer-involved shooting in 20 years in which a former police department employee was shot to death on Sept. 12.

The West Sacramento Police Department released body camera video Monday of its first fatal officer-involved shooting in 20 years in which a former police department employee was shot to death on Sept. 12.

West Sacramento Police Department

WEST SACRAMENTO, California — The West Sacramento Police Department released body camera video Monday of its first fatal officer-involved shooting in 20 years in which a former police department employee was shot to death on Sept. 12.

The victim in the shooting, identified as Robert Coleman, was a former code enforcement and parking enforcement officer for the department in the late 1990s. He left the department in 2004, department officials said in a Facebook post.

Coleman, 88, was shot by West Sacramento police officers after 3 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Capitol Avenue as they were investigating reports of an armed man in the area.

The video release, which contains footage

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