Tribute to Thurlby crash victim

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TRIBUTE has been paid to a Rippingale woman who died in a crash at Thurlby on Friday.

Mandy Jane Sewell (47), of Brambling Walk, had been driving a white Mini Cooper along the A15 at about 7am when she was involved in a collision with a white Ford panel van and a black Volkswagen Golf.

Mandy, known to her friends as Moo, died at the scene.

In a tribute released by her family, she has been described as a “wonderful wife, step-mum, daughter, sister, cousin, aunty and boss”.

It reads: “She will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched for her humour, sense of fun and a mischevious streak.

“She was strong-willed and stood behind her beliefs but more than this she gave those she loved strength whenever they needed it.”

Mandy worked as operations manager within Peterborough passport office.

She was passionate about history, reading, handbags and her allotment.

She adored her family, including her beloved miniature schnauzer, Colin.

Her family added: “She was never happier than being surrounded by the people she loved and anyone who attended one of her parties will have a story to tell and memories they will never forget.

“She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. A burning light has gone out in our lives.”

A 32-year-old woman from Northamptonshire was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The woman, who was the driver of the Ford panel van, has been bailed to appear at Grantham Police Station on March 11.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone with information should call the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.