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Fatal accident claims Emma Wilkinson on the Peking to Paris

Published 12 June 2013

A team member in the Peking to Paris Rally was involved in a tragic road traffic accident on the Tyumen-to-Omsk federal highway, resulting in the death of British crew-member Emma Wilkinson.

Emma, aged 46 with two children, was with her partner and fellow participant Peter Davies, who was not hurt in the accident, driving Car 92 – a 1970 Chevrolet C10 (below).

The Tyumen region police reported that the incident was a head-on crash between the British driver’s Chevrolet and a Volkswagen Polo. They added the Polo’s passengers, a 31-year-old man and a baby died while a woman is in intensive care in hospital.

Rally Director Philip Young said: 'Emma was a fun loving, lively and popular member of the rally. In the three weeks we've been together both she and Peter proved themselves to be capable, competent and resourceful. Their 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup was a remarkable sight in the Mongolian wilderness and today our thoughts and sympathies are with Emma's family and friends including her two brothers Robert and Mark who are also participating.'

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