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Woman, 48, dies in head-on crash 

A woman has died in a full frontal crash in La Palma.

The accident happened on the LP-1 at the height of the Mirador del Time in the municipality of Tijarafe.

The 112 emergency control centre was alerted to the crash at 9.20am and sent the Canary Emergency Service, a doctor and nurse from the Tazacorte medical centre, firefighters from La Palma and the Civil Guard to the scene.

“We received an alert stating that there had been a frontal collision of two vehicles on that road,” said a spokesman.

“Upon arriving, the SUC and Primary Care personnel could only confirm the death of the occupant of one of the vehicles due to the seriousness of the wounds received.”

The driver of the other vehicle was assisted at the scene for an anxiety crisis but did not need to go to hospital.

Firefighters had to release the body of the woman from the wreckage of the car.

The victim was aged 48 but her nationality was not released.