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Tributes paid to mother-of-two killed in A689 crash

Lauren Filer (left) pictured with her cousin Jodie Cuthbert
Lauren Filer (left) pictured with her cousin Jodie Cuthbert

The family of a mother-of-two who died following a road traffic collision on the A689 on Sunday (19 February 2017) have paid tribute.

Lauren Filer, 27, of Annan, Dumfries, was the mother of two young daughters

Lauren’s mother, Senga Garthwaite, said: “Lauren was a loving daughter and mother of two young daughters aged nine and four.

“She was a bubbly character who lived life to the max. She would do anything for anybody.

“Her two young daughters were her priority and she will be sadly missed by all.

“She worked as a shop assistant at Greggs in Annan and she had a great rapport with customers and colleagues.”
Cumbria Police have thanked members of the public for their assistance in the aftermath of the collision.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “The co-ordinated emergency response to yesterday’s serious road traffic collision on the A689 involved personnel from the police, ambulance and fire service, as well as colleagues from the air ambulance.

“We’re aware there were a large number of people in the area at the time, some of whom offered assistance to those involved in the collision whilst emergency services travelled swiftly to the scene.

“We’d like to thank the public for their help, particularly first responders who assisted greatly.

“We continue to ask that anyone who witnessed the lead-up to the collision and has yet to get in touch contacts us on 101.”

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