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.”