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Cornwall coach crash: Tributes to victim Margaret Luxton

Margaret Luxton. Pic: Devon and Cornwall Police
Margaret Luxton's family said they would "miss her massively"

Tributes have been paid to a woman who died after a coach crashed into a hedge and struck a wall in Cornwall.

Margaret Luxton, 59, of Exmouth, was one of two women who died on the Age Concern trip which crashed near Looe on 13 May.

Mrs Luxton had been married for 40 years, and had two children and six grandchildren, her family said.

Her daughter-in-law, Ruth Luxton, said a "wonderful local Exmouth lady was taken from us far too soon".

Continuing the tribute, Ruth Luxton said all her family would "miss her massively".

She said: "Margaret was a very timid lady who was afraid to fly which is why she loved going on her day trips on a coach with her sister, Brenda, who was also her best friend.

Coach crash
The coach crashed on a steep hill going down into Looe

"When they both set off that morning on 13 May, sitting at the back of the coach, little did they know that Margaret would never return.

"The crash has saddened and shocked us all as a family.

"We drove to the site to place flowers and posters the grandchildren had made.

"It was an emotional day but we would love to think that our lovely, positive Margaret will always be shining on us all. She will be massively missed."

Almost 50 people on the trip were injured in the crash.

Carol Muldoon, 68, of Newton Poppleford, also died as a result of the crash.

The 57-year-old coach driver from Exeter has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on bail until August.

Inquests into the deaths of the two women have been opened and adjourned.

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