‘Precious’ teacher, 22, killed in car crash as family pay heartbreaking tribute

A heartbroken family have paid tribute to their "precious princess" daughter, who died in a horror crash.

Megan Louise Byrne, 22 died on Thursday when her Mini collided with an Audi Q3 near Blackburn, Lancashire around 10.40am.

The student-teacher, from Blackburn, was said to have a "wonderful life" ahead of her.

On the day after she lost her life, Megan's parents Joanne and John issued a heartfelt tribute, Lancashire Live reported.

In a moving statement, her mum and dad Joanne and John paid tribute to Megan as a "shining star" who "lit up the room".

She was looking forward to life with "the love of her life Martyn", her family revealed.

In a statement, Megan's family said: "Megan lit up the room and blessed so many with her light without knowing it.

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"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."

The heartbreaking tribute was penned by her parents, family and pals.

Megan's younger brother Joshua said she was 'the best big sister anybody could ask for'.

He added: "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."

Megan was a student a teacher at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk according to her Linkedin profile.

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A 31-year-old woman driving the Audi in Thursday's crash suffered minor injuries.

Lancashire Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Steve Hardman said: “Firstly, my thoughts remain with Megan’s family at this incredibly distressing time.

"They are being supported by special trained officers.

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"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 lives 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 protected] or call 101 quoting incident reference 420 of February 20.

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