Police have confirmed that the woman who died in the M6 collision on Wednesday (March 28th) has been formally identified as Sandra McDonald-Martin.
The collision occurred on the northbound carriageway of the M6 near Tebay at around 2pm, and involved a HGV and seven vehicles.
Mrs McDonald-Martin, 69, from the Southampton area, was a passenger in one of those vehicles. She died at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, a 73-year-old man also from the Southampton area, was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
The family of Sandra McDonald-Martin issued the following tribute: “Sandra was a beloved Mother, a dedicated wife, a much adored Nanny and a dear friend to many.
“I’ve never known anyone with a heart as big as hers. Our family are still in shock and utterly devastated by the loss of such an incredible woman. We ask that you please pray for my father, Sandra’s husband, Christopher Mcdonald Martin while he fights his way back to us.”
Police are still urging any witnesses to the collision to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to PC 1439 Latham.