Nigel Fletcher pays tribute to wife and daughter

JACKIE was the best wife and mother a man could have, much better than I deserved, I loved her dearly and was looking forward to spending our lives together. With those moving words Nigel Fletcher spoke today of the double tragedy that robbed him of his

JACKIE was the best wife and mother a man could have, much better than I deserved, I loved her dearly and was looking forward to spending our lives together."

With those moving words Nigel Fletcher spoke today of the double tragedy that robbed him of his wife and daughter.

Of his 13 year-old daughter Danielle who was also killed in the accident on a Fenland road, he said: "She was an angel, everybody loved her. She never hurt anybody: all she ever did was good, thinking of other people all the time."

He said both he and his other daughter, nine year-old Samantha, who had watched in horror as her older sister and mother were killed, were "totally devastated, as are all our family. I just don't know how we can continue without them.

"Jackie was my wife and friend, so I have lost both in one go. They are both going to be missed."

Danielle, a student at Neale-Wade Community College, March, and her 39 year-old mother, Jacqueline, died after being involved in a collision with a car at Murrow Bank, Murrow, on Monday afternoon after turning down the offer of a lift home.

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Samantha escaped serious injury and was later released from hospital.

Mrs Fletcher had been working at the family business, GB Mushrooms of Guyhirn, and her brother, Kevin Bagg, offered to take her and his two nieces back to their Front Road, Murrow, home in his car on Monday afternoon.

"It is just the worst nightmare when something like this happens," he said. "It doesn't seem real and it has not sunk in yet. They were a very caring and devoted mother and daughter who are going to be greatly missed by the family.

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