Family pay tribute to woman who was killed in car crash

Gill Gale <i>(Image: Lancashire Police)</i>
Gill Gale (Image: Lancashire Police)

The family of a woman who died in a fatal collision in Morecambe have paid tribute to her.

Police were called to a car crash at the junction of Morecambe Road and Longton Drive at 9:15pm on Monday (November 14)

An Audi Quattro A4 car, travelling in the direction of the Bay Gateway, had hit a pedestrian.

Gill Gale, 84, from Morecambe, suffered fatal injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Audi, a 32-year-old man from Heysham, was not injured.

He was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drug driving. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Sgt Craig Booth, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Unit, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Gale’s family at this very sad and difficult time.

“We would encourage anyone with information about the collision, or any witnesses, to contact us.”

In a statement, Mrs Gale’s family said: “Gill Gale was a much-loved mum, grandma and great grandma, and friend to many.

“Gill engaged in and enjoyed the outdoors, including nature and active voluntary roles. She led walks with the Ramblers Association, H.F. and groups from U3A, The National Trust Luke group, she was a Sizergh Castle Guide and was a member of Torrisholme Methodist Church, plus she participated in many other groups.

“Gill was known for her zest for life.

“She had been the Practice Manager at West End Medical Surgery and a local Brownie and Guide Leader.

“Gill was returning from her country dancing class when the fatal collision happened.

“The news of Gill's tragic death has been devasting news and she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.”

Anyone with information can call 101 or email quoting log 1416 of November 14.