SOMERSET NEWS: Tribute issued following fatal M5 crash

SOMERSET NEWS: Tribute issued following fatal M5 crash

POLICE have announced that the woman who died in a crash on the M5 in Somerset on Friday (February 9, 2018) is 29-year-old Elaina Beard of Bridgwater.

Formal identification has yet to take place, but Elaina’s family have released a statement in tribute to her.

 “We are totally heartbroken at the loss of our Elaina,” said the statement. “She was a loving sister, daughter, auntie and friend, who was so caring both as a carer in her day job and a family member.

“Even as we write this it still doesn't seem real that she was taken away from us so early.

“We are supporting each other as a family and have sought a little comfort in the outpouring of messages from people close and far, and we thank you all.

“We take some comfort knowing she is now with our nan and grandad.”

A police spokesman added: “We would ask people to respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

PHOTO – TOP: Elaina Beard of Bridgwater.