Family's heartbreaking words after death of 'beautiful, quirky daughter' in A19 crash

A family has released a short but heartbreaking tribute following the death of their 'beautiful, quirky daughter' in an A19 crash - after which a woman was arrested.

Elizabeth Cross, 38, from Easingwold, was killed in the collision on the A19 near Birdforth, north of Easingwold, involving a blue Skoda Enyaq and a red Vauxhall Corsa, on Tuesday, June 11. A woman in her 40s has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released under investigation while inquiries continue.

North Yorkshire Police, which is investigating the incident, shared a short statement from Elizabeth's family: "Our beautiful, quirky daughter, Lizzie, taken from us far too soon.”

In a statement the force added: "The devastated family of a woman who tragically died following a fatal collision last week have shared these words about her. She was 38-year-old Elizabeth Cross (pictured) from Easingwold. Our thoughts are with her loved ones at this incredibly sad time.

"Our investigation remains ongoing as we work to establish the circumstances leading up to the collision. Emergency services attended but Elizabeth was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Skoda, a woman in her 40s, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. The road was closed while the scene was examined and cleared. It reopened at about 7pm.

"If you have any information or dash-cam footage that you think could help our investigation, or saw either vehicle prior to the collision, and we haven’t yet spoken to you, please get in touch."

Please email the Major Collision Investigation Team, mcit@northyorkshire.police.uk, or call 101 and pass information for incident reference 12240103110.

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