Families pay tribute to A7 crash victims in Cumbria

  • 16 December 2011
  • From the section Cumbria
Ian Gordon McQueen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Image caption Ian Gordon McQueen was described as "just a big kid at heart"

The families of two people who died in a crash on the A7 near Carlisle have paid tribute to their loved ones.

Lorry driver Ian Gordon McQueen, 43, from Lochside, Dumfries, was described as a "big kid at heart".

Rebecca Louise Rennie, 23, a passenger in a minibus, was from Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders and was described as a "lovely, bubbly girl".

The collision involving a car, a minibus and a lorry happened at the Blackford junction on Thursday morning.

Mr McQueen's wife Laura said: "He was just a big kid at heart.

"He will be very sadly missed by all his family, friends and colleagues."

Image caption Rebecca Louise Rennie pictured with her boyfriend Nicky Gardner

A spokesperson for Rebecca Louise Rennie's family said: "Rebecca liked to live life to the full. She was greatly loved by her family, boyfriend Nicky Gardner and many friends.

"She had a lovely, bubbly personality."

The driver of the minibus, a 56-year-old man from Newcastleton, was seriously hurt.

Other passengers and the female driver of the car suffered a range of injuries, none of them are believed to be serious.

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