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Woman killed in crash helps save three people

Abbie Hudson Harmes killed in crash Photo: Sussex Police

A woman from Burgess Hill, killed in a crash, has helped the lives of three people by donating her organs.

Abbie Hudson Harmes, who was 23, was traveling with her mother on the southbound carriageway of the M23, when her car collided with a lorry and another car on 1st May.

She sustained serious injuries and was flown by air ambulance to Kings College Hospital in London, where she was sadly pronounced deadly three days later. Her mother's injuries were said to be minor.

The lorry driver - a 22 year old man from Middlesex - and a 54 year old man from Bognor Regis, who was driving the other car - also sustained minor injuries.

Abbie Hudson Harmes killed in a crash near Crawley Credit: Sussex Police

Abbie's family issued the following tribute:

“Abbie will be missed by her mum, dad, sister, fiancé and all her loving family and friends.

Abbie was a unique, vibrant and beautiful young lady, and we are immensely proud of her many accomplishments throughout her life.

Abbie always had a passion for helping young adults; this year she attained her dream job of becoming a mental health worker at Chalkhill which treats children and young people with serious mental health problems.

She was such a lovely person who was with us through our darkest moments but also there through our best.

Abbie always had a caring and loving nature, and participated in several charity events in raising money, including the Brighton pier to pier swim, three walks for St Peter and St James Hospice, took part in a spinning bike relay for MacMillan and also a hilarious mud run.

Abbie is continuing to help others by donating her organs to three people in need.

Abbie was loved by so many people and will leave a huge hole in everybody’s hearts.

Abbie will live on in our hearts forever."

– The family of Abbie Hudson Harmes
Abbie Hudson Harmes donated her organs to 3 people Credit: Sussex Police

Abbie's funeral is taking place at Plumpton Racecourse on Wednesday 22 May at 2:30pm. Her family say all are welcome to attend.

Police are still appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to get in contact and call 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Stonewall.