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Petrol station crash woman named as Julie Stodart-Cook

Julie Stodart-Cook
Image caption Head teacher Nick Seward said "Stoddie" was a one-off and a vibrant example to students at Kingham Hill

A woman whose car crashed into other vehicles at a petrol station forecourt in Gloucestershire has been named locally as Julie Stodart-Cook.

Ms Stodart-Cook, 43, was from Kingham, Oxfordshire, and was head of business at Kingham Hill School.

The crash happened at Alderton Garage, on the B4077 near Winchcombe, at 12:00 BST on Saturday.

A 15-year-old boy who was working at the petrol station at the time is said to be in a stable condition.

Formal identification of Ms Stodart-Cook is expected to happen on Tuesday.

A garage worker, a woman in her 20s who was sitting in a car on the forecourt at the time, has now been discharged from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

'Vibrant example'

Head teacher Nick Seward said the school was mourning one of its best-loved house parents.

"Stoddie was a one-off and a vibrant example to girls and boys at Kingham Hill across a huge range of academic and extra-curricular disciplines.

"Only last week she had received a spontaneous ovation in chapel for an inspiring talk that she gave to the pupils about determination and achieving life goals," he said.

"She will be irreplaceable and the school is offering every support to pupils affected by her loss and will continue to do so.

"Our deepest condolences go to her husband Richard and family and they will be very much in our prayers in the coming weeks."

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