UPDATED: Tributes paid to ‘generous’ maths teacher

Di Allan, a maths teacher from Sharnbrook School has died in a car accident. PNL-150713-151607001
Di Allan, a maths teacher from Sharnbrook School has died in a car accident. PNL-150713-151607001

A maths teacher from Sharnbrook Upper School and Sixth Form who died following a car accident in Oxfordshire last weekend has been described as ‘generous’.

Di Allan died when her black Nissan Note left the carriageway during a multi-car collision on the A34 near Weston on the Green, yesterday, Sunday at around 3.30pm.

The collision also involved a white Renault truck, a silver Vauxhall Corsa, and a red Renault Scenic. A silver Citroen Picasso was also damaged.

Mrs Allan, who was in her seventies and from Huntingdon, died at the scene. Her next of kin has been informed.

A 45-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead, in Hertfordshire, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed pending further enquiries until July 23.

Mrs Allan taught at the school for 11 years.

Executive principal, Iain Denning said: “It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of colleague, Di Allan.

“Di, a kind, generous and highly valued maths teacher at Sharnbrook Upper School and Sixth Form, was tragically involved in a car accident at the weekend.

“She taught at the school for 11 years and was greatly respected by staff and students alike, working tirelessly and professionally to support our young people to achieve their full potential.

“Di’s passing is a great loss to the community of Sharnbrook and our thoughts are with Di’s family and friends at this tragic time.”

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening and has since been discharged.

The A34 was closed northbound while Thames Valley Police Roads Policing officers investigated the circumstances of the collision.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Gavin Collier, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or anyone who saw the vehicles travelling prior to the collision.

“If you have any information which could assist with the investigation, please contact Thames Valley Police.”

Anyone with any information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.