Family pay tribute to woman, 25, who was killed driving her Mercedes into tree in early hours


Family pay tribute to ‘the biggest and strongest personality we knew’ after woman, 25, is killed driving her Mercedes into tree in early hours

  • Police were called to the A167 on the outskirts of Darlington on Friday morning 
  • Natalie Marshall, 25, the driver of the Mercedes C Class died at the scene 
  • The passenger, a man in his twenties, was taken to hospital with serious injuries 
  • The tribute comes as two women, aged 18 and 19, also died in a crash on Friday  

Tributes have been paid to a 25-year-old woman who died after crashing into a tree on the outskirts of Darlington. 

Police were called to the A167 near Coatham Mundeville at around 3:15am yesterday (June 17) after a Mercedes C Class left the road and collided with a tree. 

The driver, Natalie Marshall, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The passenger, a man in his twenties, was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with serious injuries. 

The stretch of road, between The White Horse Hotel and Junction 59 of the A1 (M), was closed for several hours as police officers carried out investigations. 

The driver of the Mercedes C Class, Natalie Marshall, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mercedes C Class, Natalie Marshall, was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a family tribute, Natalie was described as a ‘ very well-loved daughter, sister, auntie and friend.’  

‘We can’t put into words how we all feel about the loss of the biggest and strongest personality we knew,’ the statement read. 

‘Natalie would light up the room as soon as she walked in, she was the most hard working and selfless young woman.

‘We are well and truly heartbroken by this tragedy. I know for sure she has a place in many people’s hearts.’

Collision investigators are hoping to speak to witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the vehicle shortly before the collision. They should call Durham Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 57 of June 17.   

Her family paid tribute to a 'very well-loved daughter, sister, auntie and friend'

Her family paid tribute to a ‘very well-loved daughter, sister, auntie and friend’ 

The tributes were paid as a two women died in a two-vehicle collision on the A158 in Hagworthingham, Spilsby on the same day. 

The women, aged 18 and 19, were treated for their injuries after the crash which involved a black Peugeot and a black Volvo but sadly died. Their next of kin have been informed. 

Police were called to the scene just before 7pm on Friday June 17 and are now appealing for information or dash cam footage.  

Anyone who can help should call 101 quoting incident 402 of June 17, by emailing [email protected] including incident 402 of June 17  in the subject line, or reporting anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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