for woman killed in M5 crash who worked in Burnham-On-Sea
who died in a multi-vehicle crash on the M5 motorway in Somerset
on Friday morning has been named by Police as a carer who worked
Elaina Beard from Bridgwater, pictured, died in the four-car
collision shortly before 6.20am
and 10 other people were injured between junctions 25 for Taunton
and 26 for Wellington, as reported
worked for Bluebird Care in Burnham-On-Sea, providing home care
and personal domestic care to local residents.
firm said on Friday evening: "Sadly one of our lovely carers
lost her life, the whole of Bluebird Care are in total shock. She
will be missed by all."
family issued an emotional tribute to her on Friday evening.
family says: "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."
as we write this it still doesn't seem real that she was taken away
from us so early."
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."
take some comfort knowing she is now with our nan and grandad."
Friday's crash scene on the M5 motorway
to Bluebird Care staff, posted on social media, says: "It is
with great sadness that we inform you that our colleague and friend
Elaina Beard from Bluebird Care tragically lost her life in an accident
on the M5."
was the 'firecracker' in the Sedgemoor and Burnham-On-Sea team."
her manager and friend, said she had a unique sense of humour which
delighted her customers who will greatly miss her."
was a private person who spent her quality time with her sister
and niece and nephew in Bridgwater."
had been with us since August 2017 and loved her job - she gave
up her entire Christmas to help her colleagues enjoy theirs."
short, Elaina was a great care worker who will be sadly missed by
her colleagues and friends in her 'Bluebird family' as Elaina referred
on behalf of the company has passed on our deepest condolences to
Care and Courtney are continuing to support the family."