Young mum dies in West Country tragedy

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

A 21 year old mother was tragically killed on the A38 over the weekend. The young mum, Sophie Browne from Newton Abbot, was remembered by her sister Chloe Browne as someone who had a "massive impact" on people's lives.

Late last Saturday night (May 25), the emergency services rushed to the scene near Chudleigh Knighton in Devon. It was later confirmed by the police that a pedestrian had died, leading to the closure of the road for approximately 12 hours as they conducted their investigations.

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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In response to the tragedy, Chloe Browne has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to cover the costs of her sister's funeral expenses. She also intends for any additional funds raised to support Sophie's children, Rex and Reggie, reports Devon Live.

The fundraising effort has seen a heartwarming response, with £475 raised through 32 donations within just a single day.

Chloe's heartfelt tribute to her sister highlights the profound effect Sophie had on those around her and underscores the deep sense of loss felt by her family and the wider community.

In remembrance of Sophie, Chloe stated: "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.