A422 crash victim was a ‘shining example’

MHBG-01-09-11 Theodora Phillington
MHBG-01-09-11 Theodora Phillington

A 19-YEAR-OLD who died after a crash on the A422 near Farthinghoe was on her way to work in Brackley.

This week tributes were paid to Theodora Phillington who died following a crash near to the Steane turn at round 10.10am on Tuesday, August 23.

The Banbury resident was on her way to Direct Legal and Collections where she worked to talk to bosses about leaving to attend university.

No one from DLC wanted to comment publically but tributes were being circulated internally.

Family tributes were lead by her mother Janette Forrester-Keyes who said: “Theo was about to celebrate her 20th birthday on September 14 and was looking forward to studying Literacy, Language and Communications at Manchester University.

“She was such a bright mature girl for her age and always wanted to help people around her who had problems and difficulties in their lives and always encouraged her friends if they were thinking about dropping out of education.

“She was a shining example to those around her.

Ms Phillington was fatally injured when her black Renault Clio collided with a red Jaguar Sovereign.

A passenger in the Jaguar suffered a broken wrist and ribs. Police have urged anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the crash to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

An inquest into the death was opened and adjourned on Thursday, August 25 by the Northampton Coroner.