23rd Oct, 2017

Bereaved family pay tribute to their 'beautiful' daughter

Coventry Editorial 16th May, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE family of a teenager who died in a crash in Walsgrave in February have broken their silence, describing her as their beautiful daughter.

They spoke out as two men appeared in court in connection with a crash that led to the death of sixteen-year-old Lucy Commins.

Reece Jones, 23, of Attoxhall Road in Coventry, appeared before city magistrates charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop or report a collision and other driving offences.

Marc Donaldson, 40, of Rigdale Close, also in the city, was charged with perverting the course of justice.

Mr Jones was remanded in custody while Mr Donaldson was bailed. Both will appear at Coventry Crown Court on August 8.

Two other men, aged 32 and 37, will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court next Monday in connection with the collision at the junction of Hinckley Road and Woodway Lane on February 22.

Lucy, a former student at Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College from Bedworth, was a passenger in a Mercedes CLK that collided with a Volkswagon Golf.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank well-wishers and pay tribute to our beautiful daughter. The sudden and tragic loss of Lucy has left her family and friends devastated,” her family said.

“Lucy lived life to the full. She loved to socialise with friends, loved animals and listening to music, she could not decide if she wanted to be a vet or a DJ!

“We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those who organised events and made donations in Lucy’s memory. Their help was very much appreciated.”

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