Devon mum of two, 21, died in A38 tragedy

-Credit: (Image: Family submission)
-Credit: (Image: Family submission)


The woman who died on the A38 over the weekend has been named as a 21-year-old mum from Devon. Her heartbroken sister has paid tribute to the young woman who she says had a "massive impact" on people's lives.

Just before 11pm on Saturday (May 25) emergency services were called to the A38 near Chudleigh Knighton. Police later confirmed that a pedestrian had sadly died and the road remained closed for around 12 hours while they investigated the circumstances of the tragic incident.

The pedestrian has now been named by her family as Sophie Browne from Newton Abbot. Her sister Chloe Browne says Sophie's friends and family have been left "absolutely devastated" by her death. Chloe says her sister, who leaves behind two young children, was "loved and cared for by so many people" and "had a massive impact on everyone’s lives". However, she says the 21-year-old had been "fighting too many demons".

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Chloe has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for her sister's funeral. She says anything that is left over will go towards supporting Sophie's two children Rex and Reggie. The fundraiser has already amassed £475 from 32 donations in just one day.

Paying tribute to Sophie, Chloe said: "On Saturday 25th May, we sadly lost our dear Sophie Browne - daughter, sister and mother to an unfortunate battle with her mental health. As you can imagine, her family and friends are absolutely devastated.

"Sophie was loved and cared for by so many people, which makes this so difficult to process. Sophie was taken from this world too young, however, she was fighting too many demons to the point where she just needed peace. Sadly, she found peace in a way which meant she would no longer be with us.

"I would also like to say how much everyone meant to Sophie. She loved and appreciated every single one of her friends and family. Sophie had a massive impact on everyone’s lives as she was so special to everyone. Thank you for all the love and kind messages her family and I have received, we are so grateful and blessed to have everyone around supporting us through this.

"We are setting up this page in memory of Sophie to give her the send-off that she deserves. We are asking for small donations to go towards her funeral and any donations left will be passed onto her 2 children Rex and Reggie. We all love you Sophie, you’re at peace now." The GoFundMe page can be found here.