Tributes paid to Irene Clare from Coxheath who died in three-car crash in Knoxbridge
The scene of the crash on
the A229 Cranbrook Road in Knoxbridge
Tributes have been paid to a mother who was tragically killed as
the taxi she was in was in a three-car crash.
Irene Clare, 47, from Coxheath, was a passenger in the taxi at
Knoxbridge when the crash happened at around 7.30pm on March 5.
The driver, 63-year-old Brian Maitland, also died, and Mrs
Clare's daughter Nathalie, 18, was seriously injured.
Speaking for the first time, Mrs Clare's family said she "was
the heart of our family and her loss is ever painful."
They said she was a loving mother to Michael, 21; Bradley, 14
and Nathalie, 18, and was married to Stephen.
It added: “She was tragically killed travelling in a taxi with
Nathalie, who was seriously injured and has a long journey to
The vehicles crashed on a stretch of road that follows
on from the A229 between Frittenden and Staplehurst.
The drivers of the other two cars involved suffered minor
Mr Maitland’s family released a tribute shortly after the double
tragedy and described the 63-year-old as a “loving husband, father
He leaves behind wife Linda and two sons.
Anyone who has information about the accident should ring 101 or
call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit direct on 01622
798535 if they haven't done so already.
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