Tributes flood in for Kenilworth mum killed in crash

Joanna Bull
Joanna Bull

Tributes have flooded in for a mother who was killed in a crash on the M40 in which her five-week-old daughter survived.

Joanna Bull was travelling along the motorway to visit her family for the first time since her baby, Ruby was born when the car collided with a lorry.

Baby Ruby, who miraculously survived unscathed, was airlifted to hospital for checks and is now being cared for by her father, Dave who was not in the car.

The accident happened at around 11am on Friday on the southbound carriageway near Bicester.

Emergency services were called to the scene, but were unable to save Joanna.

The 29-year-old was described as a ‘vibrant and beautiful’ woman by her family.

In a statement, her family said: “Jo was a loving wife, mum, daughter, sister, grand daughter, niece and friend to so many and loved by all who knew her.

“She died on her way to visit her mum Teresa, with her five week old daughter Ruby, to meet newborn cousin Harry for the first time, and to have a catch up with big sister Soph, and niece Nelly, aged two.”

“Jo was vibrant, beautiful, and caring in so many ways. A girl who added zest to a room and who had found true love and happiness with her husband of just one year, Dave.

“To have her taken from her family at such a happy time is utterly unbearable.

“Jo, we never had the chance to say a proper goodbye, but we will never forget how much fun and laughter you brought into all our lives, you will remain in our hearts and memories always.”

An inquest into Joanna’s death is expected to be opened and adjourned next week.

Anyone who saw the collision should contact PC Phil Hanham from Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference: 559 13/6.