Family release tribute to young woman who died in collision on her way home from work in Milton Keynes

    The family of a young woman who tragically died in a road traffic collision on the A509 has released her name and a photo. 

    Lucy Leahy, aged 23, was driving home from her dream job in Milton Keynes to Irthlingborough, where she lived with her partner, when the collision occurred between Bozeat and Wollaston at about 6.30pm on Friday, November 24. 

    Lucy’s parents, twin sister, two older sisters and her partner have now paid tribute to her and released a photo via Northamptonshire Police.

    Claire Shakespeare, Lucy’s mother said on behalf of the family: “We are all devastated by this immense loss and kindly request privacy as we deeply mourn Lucy’s untimely departure and try to cope with the passing of our cherished daughter, sister, and partner. 

    “Lucy was eagerly awaiting news that she had passed her final Chartered Accountancy exams. This significant accomplishment was confirmed just three days after she died. 

    “We were enthusiastically anticipating celebrating this achievement, marking the end of Lucy’s challenging five-year journey to become a Chartered Accountant.” 

    Expressing their gratitude, Lucy's family acknowledged the assistance provided by members of the public and the emergency services, as well as those who cared for her at the scene of the collision. 

    Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Team would still like to hear from anyone who has not yet contacted them who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam footage of the collision.

    The incident took place when the driver of a black Ford Ranger pickup travelling southbound towards Bozeat collided with the driver of a silver Ford Mondeo car and then Lucy’s Citroen, both travelling in the opposite direction. 

    Anyone with information is asked to email or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, or Northamptonshire Police on 101.

    Please quote incident number 23000727871 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

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