Family pays tribute to Cornwall coach crash victim Carol Muldoon
- 29 May 2014
- From the section Cornwall
The family of a Devon grandmother who died on holiday in a coach crash have paid tribute to her life.
Carol Muldoon, 68, from Newton Poppleford, was killed in the crash near Looe, Cornwall, on Tuesday, 13 May.
Mrs Muldoon's family described her as "bold, brash, loud and lovely".
A second woman, named locally as Margaret Luxton, also died in the crash which left four others with serious injuries.
'Loved her endlessly'
Mrs Muldoon's husband, John, was sitting next to her on the coach but was unhurt in the crash.
Her granddaughters, Leah and Myki, said: "Our nan was wonderful. Growing up, she was our favourite person in the world.
"She was a brilliant light; bold, brash, loud and lovely."
John treated her "like a princess" and loved her endlessly, they added.
Mrs Muldoon worked at Rest Haven Residential Home in Exmouth.
She leaves behind her daughter Tammy and son Toby, son-in-law Phil, and three grandchildren, Leah, 27, Myki, 26 and Elvis, 11.
She also had two sisters, Hazel and Margaret, and a brother, George.
Investigations are continuing into how the coach from Exeter-based Carmel Coaches crashed while it was travelling down a hill and negotiating a right-hand bend.
The 57-year-old driver from Exeter was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail until August.
Police are still awaiting formal identification of the two women from the coroner and the inquests into their deaths are due to be opened by the Cornwall Coroner.