Tribute to 'beautiful and caring' woman killed in crash on her way home from work
The family of a "beautiful and caring" woman killed in a crash on her way home from work have paid tribute to her. Kelsey Stuttard, 31, was driving an Audi A3 when the collision happened on the A523 Macclesfield Road in Leek, Staffordshire, in the early hours of Saturday (May 8).
Kelsey, from Cheadle, near Stockport, was found unresponsive and died at the scene. In a statement released through police yesterday, her family said: “Our beautiful, caring, loving daughter, sister and auntie was cruelly taken away far too soon.
“She was loved by so many and has left family and friends heartbroken. We politely request privacy at this very difficult time.”
A friend, who asked not to be named, said Kelsey had been on her way home from work at the time of the crash. In a tribute, they said they would miss Kelsey's 'positivity' and 'infectious smile'.
The friend added: "I’ve known Kelsey since I was 17 and we met on our first day of college, walking in the doors together and we instantly clicked - but that was Kelsey!
"There wasn’t a person she came into contact with that couldn’t resist her bubbly and lively personality. I absolutely adored Kelsey, I admired her whole being.
"Kelsey loved to travel and she was going to see the entire world - in her own words “she wants to be that annoying friend that says…been there, done that” and she was well on her way to it.
"I envied Kelsey’s bravery and ambition to set goals and achieve them. She cared so much of her family and friends, she was always showing support to everyone around her, even whilst abroad.
"One of her first trips on her journey to see the world was to travel to Tanzania and help poverty and spend time with children in orphanages Kelsey’s heart was so big!
"Kelsey’s last trip abroad was just over two weeks ago, she travelled to Dubai, her holiday was amazing, she finished it off with a sky dive out of a plane over the palm Atlantis. I will miss Kelsey’s positivity, her caring beauty and of course her infectious smile."
Staffordshire Police closed the section of Macclesfield Road for several hours following the crash, which happened at about 3.10am. Part of a wall along the road was damaged in the incident.
Officers have since appealed for anyone who saw what happened, or who has dashcam footage of the area, to get in touch. Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting incident number 90 of May 7.