Bruntcliffe School in shock after ex-pupil’s crash death
A SCHOOL community has been plunged into shock and a family left heartbroken after the death of a former Bruntcliffe student in a car crash.
Twenty-year-old Rebecca Caine, known as Becky, died in the early hours of Sunday after the car she was travelling in was in a head-on collision on the M62 between Manchester and Huddersfield in the early hours of Sunday.
The popular and much loved aspiring model was finishing her final year of a business degree at Leeds University.
Her devastated family paid tribute to her this week, saying their little girl had become a little angel.
In a statement her mother Susan and her partner Russell, her father Tim and his wife Joanne, twin brother Jack and younger brother Emma, said: “As you can imagine our lives are shattered and our hearts are broken into pieces.
“She was a beautiful girl with her whole life ahead of her.
“Rebecca was a bright light that attracted everything to her with her infectious laugh and her beaming smile.
“She saw the best in everyone and was loved by hundreds of friends.
“The worst part is the emptiness and the total waste of a beautiful life.”
Rebecca and her brother Jack both
attended Bruntcliffe School and a statement on behalf of its devastated staff said she had been a credit to the school with her vibrant love of life.
“She was always a friendly and popular student with a good, large friend base. Rebecca had a fun loving personality, infectious smile and always took great pride in her appearance,” it said.
“There was an instant feeling of deep shock on Monday morning amongst our staff, when greeted with the tragic news of the events over the weekend.
“It has been an emotional day for the school as a whole and touched all our hearts with sadness. It is such a waste to think of the loss of such a popular and well-liked member of the Bruntcliffe community, with such a life still ahead of her. We all pass on our thoughts and condolences to her close family and friends at what will be a difficult time.”
* Wilfred Museka, 31, of Powell Street, Clayton, near Manchester, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, fraud by false representation, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a driving licence in connection with the crash.
He is due to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester on October 8.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 8564741.
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