Gym manager, 28, died in head-on crash while believed to be 'eating KFC at the wheel' days before partner was to propose

A GYM manager died in a head-on crash as she was believed to be "eating KFC at the wheel of her car" just days before her boyfriend was going to propose.

Anna Ledgar, 28, is thought to have strayed onto the wrong side of the road as she ate the food before the fatal car crash last year.

She was driving to work at Macclesfield FC in October last year when she was involved in a crash between Uttoxeter and Rocester in Staffordshire.

Emergency services closed the road for six hours and Miss Ledgar was rushed to hospital – where she sadly died a day later of an "unsurvivable" traumatic brain injury.

The 28-year-old was on the organ donor register – and she was able to donate her organs to help save the lives of six other people in a final kind act.

Moments before the head-on crash, Anna had pulled out of a KFC drive-thru with a food order, the inquest heard.


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Acting South Staffordshire senior coroner Andrew Barkley said it "suggests very strongly" that Anna was eating at the time of the crash.

He concluded that the death was due to a road traffic collision.

PC Sarah Mulvey, a forensic collision investigator, said there was no evidence of any braking before Anna's car collided with the Peugeot taxi.

She also said there wasn't any obstruction on the road.

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But it was heard that food was found on the Seat’s airbag – which was deployed on impact.

The inquest heard that her car either drifted or swerved over the central white line and crashed into the oncoming taxi.

The driver of the taxi said he recalled hearing a "massive bang" as he was hit by Anna's car.

He told the inquest: "The collision happened on my side of the road and I had no chance at all to take evasive action."


Another motorist had also stopped at the drive-thru to order food – and recalled seeing a woman in front of her collect a box at the window.

Anna died with her boyfriend Greg Peters by her side – who said he was set to propose to her.

The pair, who met online during the first lockdown, were given a blessing by a vicar at the hospital before Miss Ledgar's death.

Miss Ledgar had just been headhunted by Macclesfield FC to become the club's personal trainer.

Greg said he had "never known" Anna to eat or drink while at the wheel.

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Heartbroken Greg said: “Anna was just an amazing person. All she ever wanted was the best for people.

"She wanted to help people achieve their goals – in the gym or just in life.”

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