Pictured: Pregnant teacher, 34, killed with her unborn baby in crashDecember 20, 2018
Pictured: ‘Inspirational’ pregnant teacher, 34, killed with her unborn baby in a horror car crash as school pays tribute to her
- Anna Kirsopp-Lewis, 34, was expecting a baby boy in just a few weeks time
- The media studies teacher who taught in Frome, Somerset, was killed in crash
- The driver of another car is in a critical condition after the crash near Wiltshire
A teacher and her unborn baby were killed in a horror car crash just days before Christmas, leaving colleagues and students devastated.
Anna Kirsopp-Lewis died in the two car crash on Tuesday, details of which were revealed to the rest of the secondary school in a tearful assembly Thursday morning, pupils said.
The 34-year-old, who was just a few weeks away from giving birth, was behind the wheel of a Peugeot car when there was a collision involving a Porsche Cayenne.
Emergency services were called to the scene but Mrs Kirsopp-Lewis was pronounced dead.
The driver of the other car was said to be in a life-threatening condition having been flown to hospital in an air ambulance.
Students were planning to place flowers outside the teacher’s room at Frome College in Somerset and another student encouraged students to wear something blue on the last day of the term in memory of their teacher who was expecting a baby boy.
An A Level student who was taught by Mrs Kirsopp-Lewis said: ‘Some of us are placing flowers outside Mrs Kirsopp-Lewis room, round the side of E block.. Please place as many flowers as possible in her memory.’
One student said: ‘She was a great teacher, she was taken too soon.’
Teacher Anna Kirsopp-Lewis and her unborn son were killed in horror crash, students mourning her said on Thursday
Another student posted on social media: ‘You probably know but very sadly one of our teachers passed away, so in remembrance of her could you please wear something blue on Friday for our mufti-day because she was going to have a son. He also passed while she was pregnant with him in the accident. Please pull through guys this is the least we can do to remember a kind soul who was gone way too soon, so please guys just do this, cheers.’
One mum said: ‘Oh God, they’ve just had a school assembly and (my child ) says all the teachers were crying. Now I’m having a little cry.’
Mrs Kirsopp-Lewis pregnancy yoga teacher said: ‘I am beyond devastated to hear about this.
‘Anna was a lovely attendee to my pregnancy yoga classes over the past few months and was a joy to have known.
‘I am just speechless in sadness and disbelief. I just can’t make sense of it and I share this with a deeply heavy heart. No words. Heartbroken for her and her family.’
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A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said a 34-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a Peugeot car when the collision happened and emergency crews were shocked to discover that the expectant mum and her unborn baby had both died at the scene.
The collision happened on the A36 road near Black Dog Hill, Warminster, Wiltshire on Tuesday afternoon. The road was closed for more than 12 hours as traffic accident investigators examined the scene for clues to what happened to cause the double tragedy.
The police spokesman said: ‘The collision involved a black Porsche Cayenne and a grey Peugeot, which were both travelling in the direction of Bath.
‘The driver of the Peugeot, a 34-year-old woman from the Warminster area, sustained significant injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. We can confirm that the woman was pregnant and tragically, her unborn baby also died as a result of the collision.
The Somerset teacher was killed in the crash on Tuesday, along with her unborn child
‘Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this extremely difficult time. They are being supported by a specially trained family liaison officer.
‘The driver of the Porsche, a 62-year-old man from the Bath area, was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol with serious injuries. He is said to be in a critical condition.’
Sergeant Andy Moreton said: ‘This is an extremely upsetting incident. As part of our investigation to determine exactly what caused this collision, we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it or who saw either vehicle immediately before.
‘As well as this, we would like anyone with dash-cam footage who was in the area of the A36 near Warminster at around 1pm on Tuesday, to please get in touch immediately. You may have footage which could significantly help with our inquiries.’
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