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Tributes to pregnant crash victim

Anne Marie McCreadie
Mrs McCreadie was six months pregnant

Tributes have been paid to a Carlisle woman who died along with her unborn baby after being hit by a car.

Anne-Marie McCreadie, of Sark Close, Lowry Hill, was killed when a car mounted the pavement while she was walking in Wilson Row, Penrith.

The 29-year-old, who suffered pelvic injuries, had been six months pregnant with a "much longed for" baby son.

Her family said she was fun-loving and beautiful. A man has been arrested in connection with her death.

The accident happened on Friday as Mrs McCreadie was walking with her husband and a friend.

Truest friend

A family statement said: "Anne-Marie was a beautiful, fun loving, outgoing person whose smile lit up the room. She was loved by all who met her.

"She was a wonderful daughter, sister, auntie and devoted wife of Macca.

"The family are devastated that this beautiful life has been cut short at what was the happiest of times for both Anne-Marie and Macca.

"But we take some comfort from knowing she is at peace with their much longed for and loved baby son Ben."

The driver has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Mrs McCreadie's father Paul Gallagher added: "Anne-Marie was not only the most beautiful daughter but the very best and truest friend. She will always be remembered and always loved.

"We would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at the Cumberland Infirmary for their great compassion and the support of Cumbria Police."

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