Woman killed in County Durham crash was pregnant

A woman has died after being involved in a three-vehicle collision on the A688 near Bowburn on Thursday evening.

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Family statement after crash death

The family of Alison Raey, 39, from Stanley have described her as a "Loving wife to David, loving mother to Danielle, Shane, and Courtney, loving sister to Cindy and Robert, and a loving aunty to Courtney and Alicia."

The following poem has also be released:

Although both of you can't be with us, we're truly not apart. Until the final breath we take, you both will be living in our hearts.

– Family of Alison Raey

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County Durham crash victim was pregnant

Alison Raey, 39, was killed in the crash on the A688 near Bowburn on Thursday Credit: Durham Police

The family of a woman who was killed in a three-vehicle crash in County Durham have revealed she was pregnant.

Alison Raey, 39, from Stanley was a passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a milk tanker and a van on the A688 near Bowburn on Thursday evening. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her family have confirmed she was expecting their fourth child at the time of the incident, and say the couple had already decided to name their unborn baby 'Thomas'.

Mrs Raey's 51-year-old husband, David, and the tanker driver, were both arrested on suspicion of death by careless driving and released on bail.