Tribute to Irene Clare after Knox Bridge taxi crash

A taxi passenger who died in a three-car crash has been identified by police as a mother-of-three from Coxheath.

Irene Clare, 47, was in the front of the cab when the crash happened on 5 March in Knox Bridge, near Staplehurst.

Her 18-year-old daughter Nathalie, who was in the back seat of the Vauxhall Vectra, was seriously injured but is recovering.

In a tribute, Mrs Clare's family said she had been a loving wife and mother and a friend to many.

Taxi driver death

The tribute said: ""Irene was the heart of our family and her loss is ever painful."

It said Nathalie still had a long journey to recovery.

Kent Police are still investigating the crash, in which the taxi driver, Brian Maitland, 63, also died.

The accident happened in Cranbrook Road on the continuation of the A229 between Frittenden and Staplehurst.

Two other drivers involved in the crash suffered minor injuries.

Officers are still appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

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