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Speed trial victim: "She touched the lives of many with her sunshine"

Charlotte Tagg was killed at Brighton Speed trial on Saturday Credit: Sussex Police

The family of a mother of three who was killed in a crash at a speed trial event in Sussex have paid tribute to her.

Charlotte Tagg, 38, from Beck Row, Suffolk, was a passenger in the sidecar of a Honda Asco which hit a wall during the Brighton Speed Trials on Saturday.

Her familiy said:

"Charlotte was a unique woman who lived a full, adventurous life on her own terms. She touched the lives of many with her sunshine and smiles and will be missed by all.

"We appreciate all the condolences and heartwarming tributes paid to Charlotte online and wish a speedy recovery to the rider.

Charlotte was tragically taken from us taking part in a sport she loved, living her life her way. She leaves three beautiful children and a grieving family who request privacy at this sad time."

Woman rider dies in speed trial crash

Viewer photo of recovered bike after crash Credit: ITV Meridian

A police investigation has begun after a woman was killed at Brighton Speed Trials on Saturday.

A black Honda Asco collided with a wall during the event at around 6.15pm.

The rider, a 68-year-old man from London, suffered serious injuries and is currently in a critical but stable condition.

His passenger, a 38-year-old woman from the Mildenhall area of Suffolk, died from her injuries.

Sgt Huw Watts said: "This was a tragic incident during what should have been an enjoyable event. Our thoughts are with the woman's family and friends at this time.

"We are currently investigating how the collision happened and would like to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any pictures or footage to contact Sussex Police."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 asking to speak to Sussex Police and quoting Operation Marsden.