Cumbria

Stranraer nurse Christine McGuire named as Cumbria crash death victim

Christine McGuire Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Christine McGuire leaves behind husband Andrew, sons Glenn and Richard and grandchildren Adam, Katie and Kirsty

A woman killed in a crash on the M6 in Cumbria was a retired nurse from Stranraer who loved crosswords, her family have said.

Christine Elizabeth McGuire, 67, of Antrim Avenue, died when her car which was on the hard shoulder near Penrith, was struck by another vehicle.

The 73-year-old man driving the other car was uninjured in Wednesday's crash.

Mrs McGuire leaves her husband Andrew of 48 years, two sons and three grandchildren.

In a statement released through Cumbria Police, her family said: "Christine had been involved in nursing for many years, working latterly at Galloway Community Hospital in Stranraer, and enjoyed her work very much.

"She loved doing crosswords, and doted on her grandchildren Adam, Katie and Kirsty for whom she did a lot of childcare. She will be missed very much."

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash which took place just before 13:00 GMT.

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