Tributes paid to Brid woman who died in car crash

Carol Ann Gill
Carol Ann Gill

A “devoted and loving wife, daughter and sister” from Bridlington has died after a car crash in Teesside.

Carol Ann Gill, 58, of Barley Rise, in Bridlington, died after the car she was travelling in was involved in an accident near Nunthorpe, in Middlesbrough, last Friday, April 5.

A statement from Carol’s family read: “Carol was a devoted and loving wife, daughter and sister.

“She had a fantastic sense of humour together with an unspeakably kind and generous nature.

“The incident has left a void in the hearts of those that know and love her and she will be sorely missed.”

Carol was a former British Army Staff Sergeant, and she had been married to husband Roger Gill for 35 years.

She was originally from the Middlesbrough area, and moved to Bridlington in 1988 after 14 years service in the Women’s Royal Army Corps.

She then worked at Bridlington Hospital as a clerical assistant.

Mrs Gill’s family said that she was on her way to visit family on Teesside when the collision occurred.

Cleveland Police say that the incident involved a black Volvo C30 which was being driven by Mrs Gill, a red Jaguar XF Auto and a white Peugeot Partner van.

82-year-old Kenneth Wetherell, who was driving the red Jaguar and is from the Redcar area, suffered fatal injuries in the collision which happened on the A1043 Nunthorpe bypass at around 2.45pm on Friday April 5.

A 90-year-old man, who was travelling as a passenger in the Jaguar, is currently in James Cook University Hospital in a ‘poorly but stable’ condition.

Cleveland Police have asked that any witnesses to the incident contact them on the non-emergency number 101.