Beverley family pay tribute to daughter who died in traffic collision

Emily Morfitt.

Emily Morfitt.

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The family of a girl who died in a fatal road traffic collision in the early hours of Mother’s Day, have spoken of their tragic loss.

Emily Morfitt, 19, of Grovehill Road, Beverley died when the vehicle she was driving, a blue Ford KA, left the road near the Token Spire Business Park and came to stop in an adjacent field. Miss Morfitt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emily’s dad, John Morfitt, spoke on behalf of his family about the loss of his daughter, who was killed Sunday 30 March.

John said: “Emily had turned 19 just nine days before this tragic accident. She left school early with three A Levels and started work in Brown’s Department store in Beverley. Her dream however was to become a professional tattooist.

“On Saturday we went to sleep as a complete, loving family. We woke on Mothering Sunday to find that our precious angel had been taken from us. No words can describe our loss.

“We have lost one of life’s good people. A truly kind human being who had everything to live for who had that rare ability to make people smile and who never held grudges.

“As a family we can only thank her for 19 fantastic years together. As I write this tears are streaming down my face. She did not deserve this. RIP Emily, the world has lost a fantastic person but heaven has a new bright shining star.”

Along with her father John, Emily has left behind her mother Joanne, a 15 year old sister Abi, a brother Tommy who is 13, and her boyfriend Jak.

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