Tributes paid to Preston woman who died in Fleetwood crash

Posted on - 4th February, 2019 - 7:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Lynne McDermott's family have paid tribute to the 56-year-old Pic: Lancashire Police
Lynne McDermott’s family have paid tribute to the 56-year-old Pic: Lancashire Police

A family have paid tribute to a Preston woman who died after a crash in Fleetwood.


Lynne McDermott died in Royal Preston Hospital on Sunday (3 February).

Her family confirmed 56-year-old Mrs McDermott had been battling cancer for seven years.

Mrs McDermott suffered serious leg injuries and multiple fractures but died in hospital after treatment.

She was involved in a crash in in Station Road on Saturday (2 February) evening.

Around 9.10pm, close to the junction with Amounderness Way, a white BMW 330i and a parked and unoccupied Ford Escort and two female pedestrians were involved in the collision.

A 57-year-old woman, also from Preston, remains in Royal Preston Hospital after the crash and is receiving treatment for multiple fractures to her left shoulder, arm, hip, ankle and pelvis.

Tribute from family

Her family said: “The world needs to know that she was an incredible person and amazing fighter.

“She fought so hard over the last seven years battling bravely against cancer. Even this horrific incident didn’t stop her from fighting.

“She deserves the credit for what she has gone through. She died with her family by her side and there is now a hole in all our lives and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends but remembered forever.

“She can now finally rest.”

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Police investigation into crash

Leon Kay, 33, of Bayside, Fleetwood, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving.

He was due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court during Monday (4 February).

Sgt Michael Higginson, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Team, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mrs McDermott, her family and her friends at this difficult time.

“We continue to appeal for any information in connection to the collision and would urge any witnesses to come forward.”

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1423 of February 2.

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