A grandmother killed during an incident in which a lorry crashed into a house has been named.
Jacqueline Wileman, 58, died in a collision with the HGV, which was being followed by police, just before it hit the house in Brierley, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire Police said.
Four men were arrested after the vehicle knocked down and killed Mrs Wileman, hit two parked cars and smashed into the side of the house on Park View.
Jacqueline Wileman (above), 58, died in a collision when a stolen HGV, which was being followed by police, hit into the side of a house in Brierley, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Another two victims were also injured in the incident, which happened at around 1.40pm on Friday
The incident, which happened at around 1.40pm on Friday, has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Another two victims were also injured in the collision at lunchtime yesterday.
In a statement, Mrs Wileman’s family said: ‘We are grateful to everyone for their kind messages of condolence and support so far and would like to ask that you continue to respect our privacy as we come to terms with what has happened and grieve for Jacqueline.
‘We would also like to express our thanks to those on Common Road and Park View yesterday, who assisted at the scene and ask anyone who was there, or who has any information, to please get in touch with the police so that they can bring those responsible to justice.’
Police were called to Park View, in Brierley following reports of an incident involving an HGV. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said three fire engines, including one from West Yorkshire, were sent to the scene
In an earlier statement, South Yorkshire Police revealed the lorry had previously been reported as stolen.
A spokesman said: ‘It was travelling along Common Lane, towards Grimethorpe, when an officer in a marked patrol car, travelling in the opposite direction, turned around to follow the vehicle.’
Describing how the vehicle hit Mrs Wileman, he added: ‘The vehicle then hit two parked cars before colliding with a house on the road and coming to a stop.’
Severe damage was visible on the newly-built house following the crash, with beds and other household items hanging from the gable end.
Witnesses said no-one was in the semi-detached home, which had only been built in the last six months, at the time.
Witnesses said the truck crashed into two cars then ploughed straight into the side of the house
A large area remains cordoned off around the newly-built house, which has suffered severe damage at the back, with beds and other household items hanging precariously from the wrecked gable end.
People living close to the scene said they were alerted by a loud bang.
People who gathered to watch a large number of police, engineers and gas contractors working at the scene said police cars were there very quickly and men were seen leaving the cab of the tractor unit and running away.
They said no-one was in the semi-detached home, which had only been built in the last six months.
In a statement, Mrs Wileman’s family said: ‘We are grateful to everyone for their kind messages of condolence and support so far and would like to ask that you continue to respect our privacy as we come to terms with what has happened and grieve for Jacqueline’
Some of the people who lived in the property returned shortly after the crash to find their new house wrecked.
One man, who did not want to be named, said: ‘It’s come and hit two cars and then just crashed right into the house.
‘It hit the woman near the cars and it’s just terrible.
‘The police were following it and it was obviously going too fast.’
Another man said: ‘I was standing outside that house earlier. I just can’t believe it.’
Earlier an IOPC spokesman said: ‘We were notified by South Yorkshire Police about this incident at around 3pm and sent our investigators to the scene and to the police post-incident procedure to gather information and assess the level, if any, of our future involvement.’
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.