Cumbria

Tributes paid to Averil Mason, 82, after fatal Cumbria crash

Averil Mason Image copyright Cumbria Constabulary
Image caption Averil Mason was described as an active member of her local church and Women's Institute

Tributes have been paid to an 82-year-old great-grandmother who died in a three-car collision in Cumbria on Friday.

Averil Mason, from Levens, died at the scene following the crash on the A590 at Gilpin Bridge at about 08:10 BST.

Mrs Mason's family said they were "devastated" at her loss.

No-one else was injured in the incident, which resulted in the road being closed for about three hours. An investigation into the crash continues.

Mrs Mason was driving a Fiat Punto which was in collision with a Volkswagen Touran and a Kia Magentis, driven by two men.

In a tribute released through police, Mrs Mason's family said: "The family are devastated at the sudden loss of Averil.

"Married to Chuck for 59 years, they have three children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Averil had a wide circle of wonderful friends."

The retired pharmacist had lived in Levens almost her entire life and was a keen golfer, a member of the church and the Women's Institute, the family said.

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