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Beloved mother remembered following fatal collision – Yate

The family of a woman who tragically died in a collision on Wednesday have remembered her as a ‘devoted’ mother.

49-year-old Rebecca Ashmead, known to many as Beccy and Bex, was remembered as the ‘matriarch’ of the family.

Beccy sadly died following a collision involving a pedestrian and a car in Kennedy Way, in Yate, at around 5.40pm on Wednesday 29 March.

Beccy with her family

In a touching tribute, her family said:

“Beccy (Bex) was a devoted mum to her four children, and the best big sister you could ask for.

“She was the matriarch of an incredibly close family, and we loved nothing more than being together.

“Bex’s unstoppable energy meant she was always busy helping people and being at the centre of fun.

“Bex was the beloved lollipop lady at her daughter’s school, a job which she loved as she could make sure children were safe. She was passionate about road safety.

“Our family is devastated and in shock. We appreciate the kind words of support, and the outpouring of love for Bex we have received but ask that our privacy is respected as we grieve.”

Beccy Ashmead

Our thoughts continue to be with the family during this incredibly difficult time and they are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer.

Three people were arrested in connection with the incident. One person, a man in his 30s, has been released on police bail while two others have been released without charge.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a blue Ford driving in the area at the time of the incident.

If you saw the incident, the events leading up to it, or have any phone, doorbell, dashcam or CCTV footage, please contact us.

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5223073278, or complete our online appeals form.

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court or have to speak to police when contacting Crimestoppers.