Heartbroken family say student teacher, 22, killed in horror crash 'lit up a room'
Megan Byrne from Blackburn, Lancashire died after her Mini struck a Audi Q3 on Thursday night, prompting her parents Joanne and John to pay tribute to their 'loyal' and 'beautiful' daughterThe family of a young woman who died in a car crash have remembered how she "lit up a room". Megan Byrne from Blackburn, Lancashire died when her Mini collided with an Audi Q3 at 10.40am on Thursday. On the day after the 22-year-old lost her life her parents, Joanne and John, issued a heartfelt tribute, Lancashire Live reported. In a statement, they said: "On Thursday 20th February 2020 sadly our beautiful daughter Megan Louise Byrne was taken away. "She will be remembered firstly as a loving and loyal beautiful woman with an exciting wonderful life ahead of her such as her teaching career which she loved and was so dedicated to and meeting the love of her life, Martyn, with whom she was at her happiest. “Megan lit the room and blessed so many with her light without knowing it. She was loved by everyone she came in to contact with. "Our lives will never be the same again as a shining star she leaves the earth and brightens up the heavens. "Enjoy your birthday with Grandma, night night our perfect precious princess, rest in peace. "With love, Mum, Dad, Josh Sandra, Mike, Martyn, Beth, Grandma, Grandad, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and all of your friends." Her brother Joshua also shared a few words about her sister. “As your little brother, you were a huge influence and a massive role model for me," he said. "You were my polar opposite but you taught me so much. "You gave me confidence with your bold personality and always made sure there was a fire burning in my heart. "You were the best big sister anybody could ask for and it really is a shame, I only properly appreciate it now. "I know you’re looking down on us wishing we could all be okay, but you made an impact everywhere you went. "Life is going to be very different from now on, but it’s important that you are remembered although you will definitely never be forgotten. "Rest in peace Megan, I loved you so much, Josh.” The driver of the Audi, a 31-year-old woman from Blackburn, suffered minor injuries in the crash, which happened in Elton Road in Belthorn. Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online Sgt Steve Hardman from Lancashire Police said: “Firstly, my thoughts remain with Megan’s family at this incredibly distressing time. They are being supported by special trained officers. “We need anyone who saw the vehicles in the time leading up to the incident, or the collision itself, to come forward as they could have vital information to assist our investigation.” Megan is one of three woman to lose their life on the roads of Lancashire in a 24-hour period. Anyone with information, or who witnessed the incident, is asked to contact police on email at email@example.com or call 101 quoting incident reference 420 of February 20. Read more: Daily Mirror
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