Woman killed in horror crash was 'beautiful inside and out'

A young woman killed in a horror crash on a Staffordshire motorway has been described as “beautiful inside and out”. Police have formally identified the woman who died while driving her red MG MG3 on the M6 near Cannock as Beth Malpass. The 27-year-old’s car collided with a white DAF Trucks HGV at around 1am on Saturday, January 23.

Ms Malpass, from Dudley, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics who were called out to the crash. Her family are being supported by specially trained offices, Staffordshire Police has said. The driver of the lorry was not injured and police are now appealing for witnesses to to come forward.

A friend paid tribute to Beth on social media saying she was “beautiful inside and out”. She wrote: “It was an honour to have known you Beth. You were without doubt one of the most beautiful people inside and out I have ever known.

Sleep tight angel. “My thoughts are with your family right now xx.” A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: “Witnesses who may have seen the vehicles before the collision or anyone with relevant dashcam footage can contact officers from the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit by messaging Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 33 of 23 January or calling 101.”

The motorway was closed southbound between Junction 12 and Junction 11 for around five hours after the crash happened close to Junction 11a.

The road was not fully open again until around 9.30am.

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