Family pays tribute to Thurlby crash victim

Mandy Sewell
Image caption Mrs Sewell worked at Peterborough passport office

The family of a woman killed in a Lincolnshire road crash say a "burning light has gone out in their lives".

Mandy Sewell died when her Mini Cooper was in collision with a Volkswagen Golf and a Ford panel van, on the A15 at Thurlby on Friday morning.

Relatives described the 47-year-old as "a wonderful wife, step mum, daughter, sister, cousin, auntie and boss".

A woman arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed pending further inquiries.

The 32-year-old from Northamptonshire - who had been driving the panel van - is due to return to Grantham Police Station on 11 March.

Mrs Sewell, from Rippingale near Bourne, worked as an operations manager at Peterborough passport office.

'Sadly missed'

In a statement, her family said: "She will be remembered by all those whose lives she touched for her humour, sense of fun and a mischievous streak.

"She was strong willed and stood behind her beliefs but more than this she gave those she loved strength whenever they needed it."

They added: "She was never happier than being surrounded by the people she loved and anyone who attended one of her parties will have a story to tell and memories they will never forget.

"She will be sadly missed by all who knew her."

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash, which happened at about 0700 GMT.

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