Pictured: Mother, 56, and daughter, 16, who were crushed to death when a tree fell on their car while they drove through the flood-hit Cotswolds
- Elaine Reason and Grace were driving in a Landrover Freelander on Thursday
- They were hit by a tree on the B4077 near the town of Winchcombe and killed
- Today the pair were called ‘the kindest people you could ever meet’ by friends
These are the first pictures of a mother and her 16-year-old daughter who died when a tree fell onto the car in the flood-hit Cotswolds.
Elaine Reason, 56, and Grace were driving in a Landrover Freelander along the B4077 near the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe when the incident happened during ‘very wet’ conditions on Thursday.
Today tributes poured in from heartbroken friends, who described the pair as the ‘kindest people you could ever meet’.
Grace Reason (left) and her mother Elaine (right) were driving in a Landrover Freelander along the B4077 near the Cotswolds town of Winchcombe when the incident happened on Thursday
One friend comment: ‘We are going to miss then both so much. Grace [was] such a massive kind hearted girl that has been taken way too early.
‘The sky has gained its brightest star yet. Rest in peace both Grace and Elaine. Massive hugs…’
Another commented : ‘A true role model to other young girls. They were both just the loveliest people. This is absolutely heartbreaking news, I can’t believe it.’
Police said they were informed of the incident at 10.15pm and are investigating how it happened.
However, in a statement, estate owner Lord Wemyss suggested the wet weather was to blame.
Gloucestershire Police said: ‘Their next of kin has been informed.
‘The road remains closed north of Ford and at the Toddington roundabout while police are at the scene.
‘It is not yet known when the road will reopen and motorists are asked to find alternative routes.’
Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 405 of November 21.
Police towing away the shattered remains of the vehicle on Friday. They are now investigating what happened