COPS launched a murder investigation as friends left a tribute to a mother and her 11-month-old baby, who both died in a horrific smash.
The 35-year-old woman, now named Nichola Davies, died at the scene along with her toddler daughter when their vehicle collided with a lorry.
Friends and family are heartbroken at the words of gratitude for the mother of five and her twin daughter.
Another woman, 48-year-old caregiver Rachel Broadhurst, who was traveling in the other vehicle, also died.
Nichola is said to have lived in Telford in Shropshire and on her personal Facebook page she wrote “Live your life to the fullest because tomorrow doesn’t promise anyone!!! Have fun making memories!!!”
She lived in a terraced house in Dawley until she moved out last year while pregnant, MailOnline reported.
A friend of the little girl’s father, Gemma Bailey, said he was “in a predicament”.
“I don’t know the circumstances. I can only assume she took the baby outside to try to put him to sleep.
“What happened after that, I just don’t know,” she said.
One of Nichola’s cousins wrote on Facebook: “Rest in peace baby. You’re in shock, your head still won’t stop. Fly high with the angels.”
“No words, you will be truly missed. Nic is truly one of those kind, very warm, generous and beautiful people inside and out. May you both rest in peace,” friend Beckie Tomkinson Write.
West Mercia Police said in a statement: “Officials investigating a fatal collision in North Shropshire have opened a homicide investigation.
“About 1 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, a gray Ford Focus traveling north on the A41 collided with a yellow truck between Newport and Tern Hill near Lavender Cottage.
Tragically, a 35-year-old woman and 11-month-old daughter in a Ford Focus died at the scene.
“No other injuries have been reported.
FAMILY ‘IN BITS’
“Next relatives have been notified but official identification has yet to take place.
“Officers are not looking to identify any suspects but are appealing to anyone with any information about the incident.
“Anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident or who may have seen either vehicle or caught them on dash cam is asked to contact.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent three ambulances and three doctors to the A41 crash along with police and fire crews.
“The crews worked quickly as a team to provide cutting-edge trauma care with the support of police and firefighting colleagues,” a spokesman said.
“Tragically, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the woman and the child and both were confirmed dead at the scene.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17689412/tributes-for-mum-baby-lorry-crash-telford/ Tribute to ‘beautiful’ mother, 35, and 11-month-old baby who died in a truck crash