25th February 2018

Family pay tribute to ‘loving sister, daughter, auntie and friend’ following fatal M5 collision

Formal identification is yet to take place but Avon and Somerset Police believe the woman who died in a fatal collision on the M5 today to be 29-year-old Elaina Beard from Bridgwater.

Her family have issued the following tribute:

“We are totally heartbroken at the loss of our Elaina.

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.”