Husband pays moving tribute to ‘very well-liked’ Vera

Vera Ball.
Vera Ball.
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The husband of an 87-year-old woman who died just two days into the new year after a road crash has paid an emotional tribute to her.

Vera Ball of Spalding was travelling in a Renault Clio with her husband John (84) when it left the road in Fulbeck, near Sleaford, on December 27.

Mrs Ball was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, with critical injuries but she died on January 2.

Mr Ball, who was driving the Renault and suffered less serious injuries, had been married to his wife for 58 years and he admitted that her death had “left a big hole in his life.”

“We moved from Peterborough to Spalding in 2008 and really did get on very well,” Mr Ball said.

“We did everything and went everywhere together, so losing her has left a big hole.”

A date for an inquest into Mrs Ball’s death has not yet been set.