Original article from Kent Live
Tributes have been paid to a grandma who tragically died following a triple-death crash.
Sharon Haywood has been named by her "shattered" family as one of the victims of a crash in Lydd, which claimed three lives on April 18.
The collision, on Romney Road, involved Sharon's black Dacia Duster Ambiance and a white BMW M135i. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two male passengers in the BMW, one in his 20s and another in his 40s, were also killed in the crash, despite the best efforts of the emergency services.
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The driver of the BMW, a man in his 30s, was airlifted to a London hospital with serious injuries.
Sharon's daughter Rachel Stephens is raising money through a GoFundMe page following the tragic incident. It hopes to aid the family in paying a final farewell to the much-loved mum.
Family say Sharon, who was a health care assistant, was making her way to her service users on the day of the crash.
She has been described by her daughter Rachel as a "much-loved mum and grandma", who was "dedicated" to her job and those she cared for.
The fundraiser aims to "ease the financial strain that this tragic accident has brought to the family".
'She left for work and never returned'
Rachel said the devastating news was a blow to the family as they were already "trying to piece our lives back together after the tragic loss of my brother".
A statement on the GoFundMe page read: "It is with a shattered heart I have set up this page.
"People may have heard of the tragic accident in Lydd, Kent on the 18th April which claimed 3 lives, one of which was our mum, she had left home to attend her service users as she was a Health Care Assistant in the community.
"Those who knew mum, know she was a much loved Mum & Grandma, who was dedicated to her job and those she cared for.
"That afternoon she left for work and never returned, instead my younger brother had a knock at the door no one ever expects to get.
"To be told mum was involved in a fatal car accident, 2020 was hard for everyone, but as a family we where also trying to piece our lives back together after the tragic loss of my brother, to then be hit with this devastating news.
"Mum was loved and will be missed by so many.
"Unfortunately we were unprepared for this unforeseen event and any help would be so gratefully received to try and ease the financial strain that this tragic accident has brought to the family."
So far £700 of the £2,000 target has been raised for the family, after the page was set up late last night (April 21).