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Family pay tribute to 'shining light' Victoria who died in tragic motorway crash

The 32-year-old, who is believed to be from Oldham, died in a collision on the M65.

Victoria Goodwin (pictured),32, sadly died in hospital after suffering serious injuries in the collision.

Her family have paid tribute to “a shining light in all our lives”:

 “It is with great sadness we have to announce that our loving daughter, Victoria Goodwin, passed away on the 14th of March 2024 due to injuries sustained in a car accident.

“She was a shining light in all our lives, a talented singer and musician and will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.”

They are being supported by specially trained officers, informs the Lancashire Police team.

Police were called shortly after 7pm on Wednesday (March 13) following a report of a collision between three vehicles on the Eastbound carriageway between junctions two and three.

A Peugeot 208 overtook a Mercedes Atego HGV before losing control and colliding with the barrier. It then re-entered the carriageway and collided with a number of vehicles.

The driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 40s, and a child passenger suffered less serious injuries. The occupants of the other vehicles were uninjured.

Sgt Phil Baxendale of the Specialist Operations Road Policing Unit said: “Very sadly, this collision has now resulted in Victoria losing her life, and I would continue to appeal for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone with dashcam footage, to come forward and speak to us.”

Remembering Victoria fondly, Tameside Radio’s resident DJ Dave Sweetmore shares:

“This is really sad news. Victoria was a regular at Tokyo Oldham back then and came to many of our indie nights at Rochdale AFC during the good times, too. She will be really missed.”


Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 1217 of March 13 or email SCIU@lancashire.police.uk

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