The family of a grandmother who died in a two-vehicle crash on the A16 have paid tribute to her. 

Eleanor Joy Williamson, 79, was a passenger in a silver Kia Sorento that was in collision with a silver Ford Fiesta near Peterborough.  

The Sorento was heading westbound on the A16 between Peterborough and Crowland and the Fiesta was travelling in the opposite direction.  

The incident happened at about 6.10pm on Friday (November 24).  

Eleanor, from Silkstone Common, near Barnsley, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

In a statement, her family said: “Joy, as she was known to one and all, leaves her husband of 57 years, three children and six grandchildren.  

“She wore many different hats during her life, working for the American Air Force at Mildenhall and had been involved for many years in education in the Barnsley area.  

“Joy was also active in the equestrian world and was a member of a number of brass bands.  

“In retirement, she took up photography at a competitive level and was always active and delighted in supporting her family in their education, hobbies and employment.  

“She also loved travel and driving.”   

The driver of the Sorento, a 79-year-old woman from the Spalding area, in Lincolnshire, suffered serious injuries.

She was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, and remains in a serious but stable condition.  

The driver of the silver Fiesta, a 33-year-old man from Sawtry, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, suffering from serious injuries. 

He remains there in a critical condition.  

Anyone who saw the crash or has dashcam footage of either vehicle in the build-up to it, should report it through the force website using reference CC-24112023-0372.   

Anyone without internet access should call 101.