Tributes paid to mother and nurse from the Black Country killed in M6 crash

By Jordan Reynolds | Oldbury | News | Published:

Tributes have been paid to a nurse killed in an M6 lorry crash after she was named as a "loving mother" from the Black Country.

Victoria Kavanagh, aged 41, died in a crash on the M6

Victoria Kavanagh, a 41-year-old nurse from Oldbury, died after the Citroen C1 she was driving was involved in a crash with two lorries on the M6 shortly before 9am on Monday.

Ms Kavanagh suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene on the northbound carriageway between Junction 9 for Wednesbury and Junction 10 for Walsall.

Her family today paid tribute, saying: "Victoria was a loving mother and daughter and a friend to everyone she met.

“She graduated 18 months ago in children’s nursing and got her dream job shortly after working with safeguarding children.

“She had just been accepted to study for her Masters in Public Health and had so much to look forward to.

“She will leave behind a massive hole in our lives and will be forever missed."

Nobody else was injured in the collision, which closed the motorway for nearly nine hours as the crash scene was cleared and collision investigators examined the road.

Both lorry drivers stopped at the scene and are helping officers with their investigation, West Midlands Police said.


An air ambulance, paramedics and firefighters were all sent to the scene after a 999 call at 8.52am.

Detective Constable Damian, Gibson from the serious collision investigation unit, said: "A woman has tragically lost her life and we are doing everything to piece together the moments leading to her death.

"We are continuing to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision or with dashcam footage to contact us."

Anyone with information can contact collision investigators on, via Live Chat on our website, or by calling 101.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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