Drink-drive mum-of-two died after smashing into wall at 50mph while three times over the limit

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A MUM-OF-TWO was killed after crashing her car into a wall at 50mph while almost three times over the drink-drive limit, an inquest heard.

Stacey McShane, 27, is feared to have fallen asleep at the wheel of her Vauxhall Corsa as she drove home along a country lane.

Stacey McShane, 27, died after crashing her car into a wall while almost three times over the limit
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The tragic mum-of-two was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the horror smash
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Emergency services scrambled to the crash site in the village of Halton, near Lancaster but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miss McShane, who lived nearby, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the horror smash, which happened at 8.30pm on November 26 last year.

In a tribute on Facebook, pal Ruby Wilson said: ”I am absolutely heartbroken for your family and two beautiful babies and all the people who loved you.

”I am absolutely heartbroken. You were such an amazing mother most loving caring person I knew


Pal, Ruby Wilson

“You were such an amazing mother most loving caring person I knew.

“Life will never be the same again without you.”

Road traffic collision investigator, Rachel Carbery told the Preston hearing Miss McShane was probably going between 40mph and 50mph down the single carriageway.

It was dark at the time of the crash and there were no lights on the street, Ms Carbery added.

NOT BRAKING

Her car had no defects and tyre marks showed where the Vauxhall left the road and smashed into the wall.

Ms Carbery said: “It was quite a sharp right turn. If a vehicle is braking, it digs into the grass on the verge, but there was no evidence of that.

“She could have been braking on the road, but not enough on the grass verge. But, it’s more likely than not that she was not braking at all.”

She added there was “no evidence to suggest why the car turned off the road” and there were no witnesses to the crash.


Coroner Richard Taylor recorded a conclusion of death by road traffic collision.

He said: “She had too much to drink and she may have dozed off, but that’s just speculation.

“She died from the injuries she sustained when the car she was driving struck a wall while she was under the influence of alcohol.”

A close pal described her as “an amazing mother”
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Miss McShane is believed to have fallen asleep while driving home on the night of the horror smash
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The Preston inquest heard it was ‘likely’ she did not brake before smashing into the wall
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