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Family of woman killed in M62 collision issue tribute

1 year ago

Family of woman killed in M62 collision issue tribute

The family of a woman who died in a road traffic collision on the M62 last week have issued a tribute.

Kate Swale, 21, who has been formally named today (Friday 2 June), was tragically killed in a collision on Saturday 27 May.

Following Kate’s death, her family would like to express their sincere thanks for all the love, support, cards and flowers they have received from relatives and friends.

They also said that they are overwhelmed by the love shown by the public.

In a tribute, they said: “From the moment Kate was born, everyone fell in love with her. She was idolised by her parents Pat and Marvin, her brothers, grandparents, aunties and cousins, who were like brothers and sisters to her.

“Kate was adored by her boyfriend Jamie who she had recently been on holiday with. Kate enjoyed travelling and she was looking forward to planning a summer holiday with her friends.

“Kate will be sadly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her”.

Merseyside Police is still appealing for any information to assist the ongoing investigation.

A 22-year man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released under investigation.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, the Lead Investigating Officer from Merseyside Police’s Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Following Kate’s death, I would like to thank the local community for their calls, emails and help with our investigation. 

“Any road death causes a huge amount of heartache to family and friends left behind. My team will work relentlessly to get answers for Kate’s family, who continue to be supported by specialist officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this tragic time.

“The help of the public is paramount to assist in our investigation and I would ask anyone who has not yet made contact with my investigation team, who witnessed this collision or who has any information to please contact us.

“Alternatively, if you were driving in the vicinity of the M62 between junction 6 to 5 at the time of the crash, I ask that you please check your dashcam footage in case you have captured something which will assist in the investigation. Every piece of information or footage could be vital in establishing what happened.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call our Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email SCIU@merseyside.police.uk, or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000451662. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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