pays tribute to Highbridge woman who died in M5 crash
family of a Highbridge woman who died in last weeks M5 collision
have issued a tribute to her.
Jennings, 45, died at the scene of the M5
crash, when a lorry and six cars crashed north of Taunton, on
family have this week issued a statement which reads: "Joanne
was a loving mother, wife, sister, auntie and nanny."
was always filled with joy and happiness, laughing and smiling as
she went about her day."
will be sadly missed by family and friends and has a place in many
from the Police force's Collision Investigation Unit continue to
appeal for witnesses to the incident.
road between junctions 24, at Huntworth, and 25, for Taunton, opened
about 11 hours after the crash.
Frazer Davey said: "Our thoughts remain with the families and
trained officers continue to support both families affected and
are keeping them fully updated on our investigation."
are still keen to talk to those who were on the carriageway at the
time of the collision who we havent yet spoken to."
know there were a significant number of people trying to exit the
junction and we really need them to contact us so that we can understand
exactly how this tragic incident happened."
you witnessed the collision, or have dash cam footage of it, and
havent yet spoken to us please contact the Collision Investigation
Unit via 101 providing the call handler with the reference CI/174/18."
second victim was Rod Walsh, 54, from Cheddar, pictured above. In
a family statement, his tribute reads: "The family of Rod Walsh,
who passed away in a road traffic accident on the M5 on 13, September,
would like to express their sadness at losing a gentle fun loving
family man who was a fabulous husband, father, son, son-in-law,
brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many who loved him
dearly in return."
54, who was born in New Inn, Panteg, South Wales, lived In Cheddar,
Somerset with his wife Ceri and two young children He was a committed
member of St Andrews Church in Cheddar and also an active member
of STARR amateur theatrical group also based in Cheddar. Rod worked
for the NHS for 38 years."
will all miss his laughter, love of life, kindness and loyalty.
Ceri, his wife, is currently recovering from injuries also sustained
in the accident and is in a stable condition at Southmead Hospital,