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Woman, 20, ‘beautiful inside & out’ killed in horror crash with ‘love of her life’ boyfriend, 24, as families devastated


A HEARTBROKEN household have paid tribute to their “beautiful” daughter after she died in a horror smash with her boyfriend.

Ryan Duffy, 24, was driving Ellie Marsden, 20, in a white van in Cumbria once they had been found on the aspect of the highway.

Ellie Marsden was discovered lifeless in her boyfriend’s automotive after a crashCredit: Cumbria Police

Tragically the couple could not be saved and had been declared lifeless on the scene on Sunday.

Their devastated dad and mom have now paid tribute to the pair .

Ellie’s household mentioned: “Words can’t start to sum up our lovely daughter Ellie. How can we get throughout to the world simply how loving, lovely, variety and caring Ellie is   – not was however is.

“Ellie had grown into essentially the most wonderful younger girl with all of the qualities which you could solely hope for in a daughter. So full of enjoyable with a quick-witted sense of humour.”

The assertion informed how lecturers at All Saints Primary School and Golborne High School described as a “lovely, kind, caring” lady.

Ellie labored as a care assistant at Golborne Day Centre, which she “absolutely loved” and needed to make all of the aged shoppers “feel loved and happy”.

Her household additionally informed how Ellie beloved her “biggest hero”, dad Allan, “incredible amounts”.

She was additionally mum Kelly’s “pride and joy” and was her “very best friend in the whole wide world”.

Her sister Chloe was described “heartbroken” to have misplaced her “one and only best friend” and “soulmate”.

The assertion continued: “Ellie discovered love in Ryan and I’m grateful she discovered somebody who made her so pleased who she shared so many loving and enjoyable instances with.

“I’m so glad that Ellie bought to expertise real love and a younger man taking care of her as she deserved all of this and extra. 


“Everyone who had the pleasure and honour of coming in to contact with Ellie is blessed and blessed past perception. It is unhappy so many different folks she was set to satisfy in her lifetime have missed out on realizing our lovely daughter.

“Ellie’s magnificence was breath-taking each inside and out and we will likely be heartbroken for all eternity.

“We are so grateful for the valuable 20 years that we bought with Ellie and watching her develop up in to essentially the most wonderful, loving human being and our hearts burst with pleasure.  We can’t comprehend that she has been taken from us. 

“Her Mum, Dad and sister will love Ellie for all eternity and be heartbroken forever. We love you baby girl.”

Ryan’s household have additionally paid tribute to the fishing mad younger man, who was at all times making an attempt to “catch that elusive ‘big fish’.”


An announcement mentioned: Ryan was a kind-hearted, enjoyable loving, pleased, son, grandson, nephew and buddy to many. 

“Ryan lived for his household and associates and was dedicated to his girlfriend Ellie. He had an enormous coronary heart and character and was adored by all who knew him. 

“We are devastated as a household at his passing, he will likely be sorely missed each single day till we meet him once more. As his Mum he was my complete world and I will likely be misplaced with out him.”

Police launched an investigation after the one-car collision on Sunday night time.

They mentioned the couple had been travelling in a white Citroen Berlingo van, which was discovered off the aspect of the B6260 in Kings Meaburn.

Ellie's family have paid tribute
Ellie’s household have paid tributeCredit: Cumbria Police
Ryan Duffy was declared dead at the scene
Ryan Duffy was declared lifeless on the sceneCredit: Cumbria Police

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