Car crash victim Alison died on way to final fitting for bridesmaid dress
A HORSE-lover who died in a car crash was on the way to her final fitting for a bridesmaid dress for her sister’s wedding.
Alison Kelly, 29, was killed on Tuesday of last week following a collision on the A355 Amersham Road, Coleshill, near Amersham.
She was on the way to Portsmouth for the final fitting of her dress for her sister’s wedding, which is due to take place on Saturday.
Miss Kelly died at the scene. A man driving a second vehicle was injured and was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital.
The driver of the third vehicle was not injured.
This week, her heartbroken family described Ms Kelly as a caring animal lover.
In a statement, they said: “Ally was a loving, caring young lady who lived for her horses and dogs. Originally from Portsmouth, she was training for her BHS riding instructor exams at an event yard near Amersham, where she was very happy and where she met her lovely boyfriend.
“She leaves behind her parents, older sister and younger brother who all miss her terribly and are devastated by this tragedy.”
Miss Kelly had been working at Shardeloes Equestrian Centre, in Amersham, since February.
Equestrian centre manager Gemma Porter-Rawlings said: “She was very popular with the staff, children and liveries.
“She loved the horses, she was dedicated, worked hard and was very loyal.
“She was one of those people who was full of life and fun, endlessly positive – she was always able to see the positive in everyone and she was cheerful. She enjoyed dancing and going out with the girls.
“It was a huge shock to everyone here. We are all devastated – it has left a huge hole in the team.
“She was a small person but she has left a sizeable, noticeable hole. Many of the staff were very close to her, we are like a family here as a lot of us live on site.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. It is a tragic loss.”
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