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Family pay tribute to woman killed in eight-vehicle M6 crash

Christopher and Sandra Credit: Family photo

Police have formally identified a woman who died in a collision on the M6 in Cumbria on Wednesday, 28 March.

The crash involved a lorry and seven other vehicles, and happened on the Northbound carriageway of the motorway, near Tebay, at around 2pm.

Sandra McDonald-Martin, 69, from the Southampton area, was a passenger in one of the vehicles, and died at the scene.

Her husband, Christopher was driving the car. The 73-year-old was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Emergency services at the scene Credit: Mark Howden

Officers were called at the same time to reports of a collision between a lorry and two cars on the southbound carriageway, in the same area.

Two air ambulances were sent to the scene, with tailbacks stretching back in both directions for over three miles.

Police are urging any witnesses to the collisions to come forward.

The family of Sandra McDonald-Martin have paid tribute to a much loved mother and Nanny.

Sandra was a beloved Mother, a dedicated wife, a much adored Nanny and a dear friend to many.

I've never known anyone with a heart as big as hers.

Our family are still in shock and utterly devastated by the loss of such an incredible woman.

We ask that you please pray for my father, Sandra's husband, Christopher Mcdonald Martin while he fights his way back to us."

– The family of Sandra and Christopher McDonald-Martin