Alison Clark, 43, from Elloughton in Yorkshire, was one of three people to die in the collision on the A63 – her husband Rob aid her sudden death has been devastating for him and their nine-year-old daughter Emily
A distraught husband has paid tribute to his “guiding star, love and best friend” wife after she died in a horror crash.
Alison Clark, 43, from Elloughton in Yorkshire, was one of three people to die in the collision on the A63 on Monday night.
Husband Rob Clark said her sudden death has caused devastation for him and his nine-year-old daughter Emily.
He described his wife as a “beautiful soul” and his “guiding star, love and best friend”.
Speaking to Hull Live, Mr Clark said: “It is like having your heart ripped out. I can’t comprehend it. I keep expecting her to walk through the door. I feel a tremendous sense of loss.
“I feel incredibly, incredibly sad about losing her and about the idea of Emily growing up without her mum. She was such a wonderful woman and mother.
“She would look out for her interests in everything. She would help her pursue her dreams.
“She was a warrior when it came to looking after people’s interests, including our daughter’s.
“For me to grow old without my wife is upsetting. I wanted to go on every adventure in the world with her.”
Alison tragically lost her life in a crash that took place near Melton at 10pm.
She was driving a Peugeot which collided with a white BMW car.
Two other men died as a result of the incident, while a third remains critical condition in the hospital.
They were inside a BMW, which set alight after coming to a stop.
The road was closed through the night from the B1231 junction to the A15 turn off, before reopening on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Clark, 40, said: “Alison was a beautiful and caring person who I am incredibly proud of, and that is the part of her I want everyone to remember.
“Losing Alison has left a hole in many people’s hearts and we are all sad today.
“But she would have wanted to be remembered with happiness and joy. She’d want people to find a reason to go out and enjoy the world and hug their loved ones closer.”
Alison was an active and well-loved member of the community, working for Triangle Motors based in Brough.
She also helped the Church Council and was chair of FESA (Friends of Elloughton School Association).
Last year, she temporarily moved to Bristol to care for her dad who had been diagnosed with brain cancer. She cared for him until the end of his life.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “A woman and two men have died following a collision on the westbound carriageway of the A63 near Melton on Monday November 22.
“The collision took place at around 10pm when a white BMW 1 Series collided with a grey Peugeot 3008 before coming to a stop and setting alight.
“Emergency services attended and a woman and two men were sadly pronounced dead. A third man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries, where he currently remains in a critical condition.
“Specially trained officers have been assigned to offer support to individuals involved and their families at this difficult time.
“Investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the collision and we would ask witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage from driving in the area at the time to contact us on 101 quoting log 497 of 22 November.
“Alternatively, you can report information anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.