Peking to Paris participant dies after crash in Russia

| 12 Jun 2013

A 46-year-old mother of two has died after an accident on the Peking to Paris rally.

Emma Wilkinson was competing with partner Peter Davies in a 1970 Chevrolet C10 when the tragedy happened on the Tyumen to Omsk highway.

Police said the crash was a head-on accident between the Chevrolet and a Volkswagen Polo.

A 31-year-old man and a baby in the Polo also died, while a woman is in intensive care.

Rally Director Philip Young described Emma as "a fun loving, lively and popular member of the rally".

He added: "In the three weeks we've been together both she and Peter proved themselves to be capable, competent and resourceful. 

"Their 1970 Chevrolet C10 pick-up 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."

Our thoughts are with Emma's family and everyone affected by this horrible accident.