BRIDGWATER NEWS: Balloons released in memory of M5 crash victim Elaina
PEOPLE gathered together in Bridgwater for a balloon release in memory of M5 crash victim Elaina Beard.
Around 50 family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues gathered outside Elaina’s home at Westfield House in West Street on Friday (February 16, 2018) before moving to St Matthew’s Field to release more than 100 balloons.
Twenty-nine-year-old Elaina was killed on Friday, February 9, 2018, in a crash on the M5 between Taunton and Wellington.
Her family released the following statement: “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.”
Elaina worked for Bluebird Care, based near Wellington, and colleagues described her as a “firecracker” and that she would be deeply missed.
PHOTO - TOP: Elaina Beard, 29, who was tragically killed on the M5 between Taunton and Wellington on Friday, February 9, 2018.