Heartbroken husband of mother-of-two killed in horrific M25 crash vows to 'make you proud till I see you again'
The first picture of a married mother-of-two in the UK who was killed after a vehicle that was being pursued by authorities plowed into her car on the motorway has been revealed. Jessica Michael was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash involving three cars on the M25 in Waltham Abbey, located on the outskirts of North-East London, on the night of March 28.
Andrew Michael, Jessica's husband of four years, revealed how heartbroken he is on Facebook, the Daily Mail reported. He wrote: "No words. Love of my life I hope I make you proud till I see you again."
The mother's twin brother, Matthew Ladkin, has also paid tribute to his deceased sibling online saying that he will "love her forever". Ladkin is now flying back from Australia to be with his mourning family.
Michael leaves behind a two-year-old daughter as well as an older son. Essex Police are looking into the crash which happened a little before 10 pm on March 28.
Margot Parrot, a witness to the crash, told BBC Essex that she heard a man who was in one of the vehicles yelling at an injured woman "don't go". She added: "It's terribly tragic, very, very sad."
A spokesperson for the authorities said that the tragic incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. They added: "It followed a police pursuit involving one of the cars, which officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road policing unit had attempted to stop on the M25."
A spokesperson for the IOPC said: "We are independently investigating the circumstances of a police pursuit before a fatal road collision in Waltham Abbey last night."
"We understand that the pursuit took place after a car failed to stop for officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police roads policing unit at around 9.55 pm."
"The car being pursued was then involved in a collision with two other cars in Parklands. A woman in one of the cars was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and a number of other people in the vehicles were injured. After we were notified by Hertfordshire Police, we sent investigators to the scene and to the police post-incident procedure to begin gathering evidence."