Lauren Danks: Mum of woman killed by drink driver becomes charity ambassador

Lauren's mum Claire (left) is determined to help other families. Credit: ITV News Anglia/Family photo

A mum from Soham whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver has chosen to be an ambassador for a charity that supports families suffering the loss of a loved one in a crash.

Lauren Danks, 22, was driving home from her shift at Center Parcs when Nelson Curtis ploughed into her on the A11 at Red Lodge in Suffolk.

He'd drank 10 pints before the crash and hit her at a speed of 104mph. He then drove off.

Curtis was jailed for seven years at Ipswich Crown Court in June 2017.

Claire visits Lauren's grave. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lauren's mum Claire has now decided to become an ambassador for the Road Victims Trust in order to turn her pain into a positive way of helping other families.

"The Road Victims' Trust came into our lives and through counselling they let you know that this is ok," she told ITV News Anglia.

"This rollercoaster of emotion. This madness, this chaos in your head. To have somebody come in, that you can actually speak to and you can take that mask off and you can not be ok - it's invaluable.

"Because day-to-day life you have to be ok and it's hard. It's exhausting."

Road crash victim support websites