Amy Purvis, mother of two dies on A66, County Durham head-on collision

Amy Purvis Death – Cause of Death : 36-year-old Amy Purvis of Richmond, North Yorkshire has lost her life in a head-on collision that happened on Tuesday evening, December 14, 2021. The crash took place on A66 between Bowes and Greta Bridge close to Rokeby in County Durham. Purvis was pronounced dead on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough. Amy was a leader and founder of Euphoria and Youthphoria choirs,  located in  Barnard Castle, and a mother of two. According to a statement released by her family, Amy was a registered organ donor.

According to reports, Amy was driving a Toyota Yaris eastbound on the A66 when her car was crashed into by a Nissan X-Trail driven by a 58-year-old male that veered off the carriageway into the eastbound. The man sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. While Amy was transported with life-threatening injuries to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough where she succumbed to her injuries on December 16.

Following her death, a family has penned down a heart-touching tribute to her “Our beautiful Amy who was so loved by everyone, passed away in hospital on Thursday 16th December following a collision on Tuesday evening. Amy was a caring daughter, amazing sister, much-loved Auntie, loving partner to Steven, and a wonderful Mummy to her two precious girls. Anyone who has met Amy will testify that she always tried to help and make a difference to the lives of other people.

“We are immeasurably proud that many of Amy’s organs will be used to save the lives of others. Our Christmas will be difficult this year but we take much comfort that because Amy was a registered organ donor, there are families who will receive phone calls this week to say that they have been found a donor match for life-changing surgery”.

 “Our family would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard to look after Amy this week including Durham Constabulary. The ambulance and fire service and the amazing staff at James Cook University Hospital. We will love Amy forever”. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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