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A419 blocked in Wiltshire

The A419 Northbound is blocked with queueing traffic, and long delays due to accident between A361 (Honda South Roundabout) and A4311 Cricklade Road.

There is congestion on A419 Marlborough Road to A4259 Marlborough Road / B4192 Purley Road / Pack Hill (Commonhead Interchange).

Inquest into A419 crash deaths

An inquest has heard how a drink driver and her friend were killed in a crash that catapulted their passengers out of the window.

Shaya Rae Leigh, who was 18, was almost twice over the limit when her car flipped over and hit a tree in Swindon last May.

17 year old Kerrylee O'Leary-Staniford was also killed.

Neither girl had been wearing their seat belts properly at the time .

The assistant coroner recorded a narrative verdict.

Shaya Rae Leigh was almost twice over the drink drive limit when she died

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Funeral of Swindon A419 crash victim has taken place

Family and friends accompany Shaya's coffin from the church. Credit: ITV News West Country
Shaya Leigh Credit: Friends

The funeral of a woman who died in a car crash near Swindon took place on Monday lunchtime.

Shaya Leigh, who was 18, was killed when her car left the road on the A419 just outside the town last month. Her 17-year-old friend Kerry-Lee O'Leary Staniford also died in the crash.

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Family tribute to teenager killed in Swindon car crash

Kerrylee O'Leary-Staniford's family descibed teenager as "beautiful" and "ambitious".

My beautiful daughter was so good and ambitious, she knew what she wanted to do with her life. She worried alot about herself and about things but this past year she found her happy medium and she had also found herself.

Kerry was very close to her brothers Aaron and Declan and to her sister Natasha. She loved to entertain her nephews and they adored her.

Kerry was studying Travel and Tourism at college, she loved to travel and as far as I am concerned she has now travelled with Shaya, I am going to carry on her legacy with her love for travelling.

Kerry made her own choice to get into the car that evening and, unfortunately, it was the wrong choice, one which took her away from us.

Kerry and Shaya were the best of friends, I hope they are happy and that they look after each other in their new place.

– Helen Staniford, Kerrylee's mother
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