Tyne & Wear

Family tribute to Northumberland death crash cyclist

Elizabeth Brown
Image caption Elizabeth Brown died four days before her 44th birthday

The family of a woman killed in a crash in Northumberland has paid tribute to a keen, long-distance cyclist.

Elizabeth Brown, 43, from Jesmond, in Newcastle, died in hospital following the collision on the A189 Spine Road, near Cramlington, on Wednesday.

She had been cycling the 17 miles to her job at the Wansbeck Hospital physiotherapy unit.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, and later bailed.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Her family said in a statement: "Elizabeth was tragically killed four days before her 44th birthday.

"Amongst the many activities she enjoyed she was a keen long distance cycler having cycled in the Pyrenees, Caribbean and Western Isles.

"Liz will be sorely missed by her friends, colleagues and her close-knit Tyneside family, including her parents Ann and Hugh, her brother and sister and their families, and the family's newest member Andrew Ternent to whom she was soon to have been married."

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