Tributes paid to victim of weekend's M4 car crash
Tributes have been paid to the young woman who died in a crash on the M4 near Bristol at the weekend.
Former City of Bath College student Rhiannon Priestley, who lived in Batheaston, died after her car left the carriageway of the motorway in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 20-year-old had been a travel and tourism student at the city centre college between 2008 and 2010.
A statement from the college said she was “remembered by many staff who had the pleasure of teaching her.”
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It added: “Our heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences are with Kirsty and Rhiannon’s families at this distressing and difficult time.”
Rhiannon had been leaving the motorway at junction 19 when her car left the carriageway.
It is understood that she left her vehicle and was then hit by a number of passing cars. She died at the scene.
The motorway was closed for a number of hours while police dealt with the incident.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened at around 1am, to contact them on 101.