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Family and teachers pay further tribute to woman killed in Ulverston crash

THE family of the teenager who died following a road traffic collision in Ulverston have paid further tribute - along with teachers past and present.

Jessica Quayle
Jessica Quayle

Jessica Quayle, from Ainslie Street, Dalton, died after being hit by a car in Mountbarrow Road on Monday

Her family said: “Jess was a beautiful fun-loving girl who had a real zest for life.

“She loved socialising with friends especially shopping. Her main passion was music, she was always singing, dancing and laughing.

“She loved her family very dearly including her pet dog.

“Jess was studious and intelligent and had just started training in order to become a Nurse. This was a career path that she was determined to make a reality and following becoming qualified, she intended to move to Australia to continue her career there.

“Sweet dreams darling, we love you and you will always be in our hearts. You will be forever be sadly missed.”

At 1.29pm on Monday, police were called to the road traffic collision between a car and two pedestrians.

The second pedestrian, a 25-year-old woman from Ulverston, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital in a life threatening condition, and has since been transferred to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital. She remains there in a critical but stable condition.

The vehicle involved was a Peugeot 206. The driver, a 23-year-old man from Ulverston, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been bailed until August 11.

Miss Quayle’s family released an initial tribute on Tuesday.

It said: “Jess Quayle, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, will be sadly missed. She was a beautiful, intelligent fun-loving girl. You were so loved. A model student. Sweet dreams darling, we love you and you will always be in our hearts.”

Julie O’Connor, the headteacher of Miss Quayle’s former secondary school, Dowdales School, Dalton, said: “The school is deeply saddened by the news of Jessica’s tragic death.

“She was a bright, bubbly, positive girl and our thoughts are with her parents, family and friends at this very sad time.”

Michelle Aplin, a health and social care course tutor at Kendal College who taught Miss Quayle, said: “ Jessica attended the college for two years where she studied Level Three health and social care.

"She was a beautiful, intelligent and caring young lady who was an absolute pleasure to teach.

"Her smile always lit up the classroom and she inspired others with her determination to succeed.

"All the staff who knew her are devastated that such a talented young woman who would have made an excellent nurse, should have her life so tragically cut short."

Miss Quayle was studying nursing at the University of Chester.

Julie Dulson, director of pre-registration nursing at the University of Chester, said: “Jessica Quayle was passionate in her commitment to become a nurse and was well-motivated and keen to learn. She was very popular amongst her peers and had a good sense of humour.

“We are all very saddened to hear this tragic news and our thoughts are with her family.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or the circumstances leading up to it. The road was closed for several hours as the emergency services dealt with the scene.

Anybody with information is requested to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Ulverston Operation Support Unit as ask to speak to PC 200 Robson or PC 2131 Bestford, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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not an appropriate comment mr jones.
RIP Jess, You will be missed.xx

Posted by mr smith on 10 July 2014 at 08:21

She was my beautiful niece and taken from us so selfishly... Her whole future ahead of her... She will missed so much and our lives wil never be the same....I can't even run a rabbit down never mind two girls..... Senseless!!!!

Posted by Jo Ashton on 10 July 2014 at 05:51

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