10th Dec, 2016

Victim of fatal Coventry taxi crash named

Coventry Editorial 14th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE VICTIM of a fatal Coventry crash who died in the back of a taxi has been named as mum-of-two Anna Downey.

The 42-year-old passed away on Sunday (October 11) after the black cab she was in collided with a Vauxhall Astra at the junction between Abbey Road and London Road in the early hours of the morning.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff Anna sadly died from her injuries.

Anna’s family have released a photograph specially chosen by her daughters and paid the following tribute: “Anna was a beautiful person and a devoted loving mother to her two young daughters.

“Her family and many friends will struggle to come to terms with this tragic loss of such a warm, caring and vivacious personality.”

Sgt Paul Hughes, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said the tragic event had left the family totally devastated.

He added: “I would like to thank everyone who has spoken to us so far and assisted as we piece together the events of that night.

“I would urge anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to us to contact either myself or my team.”

The driver of the taxi was treated in hospital for a leg injury, before being allowed home to recover.

A 17-year-old girl was arrested in connection with the collision and has been bailed while enquiries continue.

The family liaison team are continuing to support the family.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.