Shock as mother-of-two killed in coach collision

Wartling Rd RTC SUS-140603-124756001
Wartling Rd RTC SUS-140603-124756001

Tributes have been paid to a ‘bubbly and lovely woman’ who died in a crash this week.

Catherine MacFadyen, of Boreham Street, was the driver of a Mini which was in collision with a coach on Tuesday (March 4) morning.

The collision happened at 7.35am in Wartling Road, Pevensey and the 58-year-old died of her injuries at the scene.

The Herald understands the mother-of-two, who lived in The White Friars, worked at Eastbourne Station Health Centre.

This week her neighbours who live in the quiet cul-de-sac paid tribute to her and expressed their shock.

Nicky Carter said, “She was a lovely lady and a very good neighbour.

“She loved going to France on holidays. She was a family woman and loved her family.

“She was bubbly and really nice, she was easy to get on with.

“She was well liked in The White Friars.”

Fellow neighbour Alaine Hamilton added, “She was very popular and will be missed by us all. We’re all terribly shocked by it.”

The incident led to the road being closed while investigations were carried out at the scene.

The coach driver, a 43-year-old man from Eastbourne, was injured and taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. No one else was involved in the collision.

Sergeant Paul Wood said, “We are appealing for witnesses to the collision which involved a blue Mini and a white single decker coach.

“We would also like to thank the local community for their patience while the road was closed and scene investigations carried out.”

Any witnesses should contact 101 or email quoting Operation Mistral.