Boyfriend of A19 crash victim Saskia Bets pays tribute to 'my past, present and future'

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Saskia Bets, 27
The boyfriend of Easingwold education worker Saskia Bets, 27, had paid a heartfelt tribute to her after she was killed in a crash on the A19 last week.

Saskia was driving her Audi A1 when it collided with a bus at Tollerton, between Shipton and Easingwold, on the morning of Tuesday January 26, and died in hospital that evening.

She worked as the behaviour and wellbeing mentor at Hob Moor Oaks Academy in the Acomb area of York.

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Her boyfriend Sam Reid said: “Not only was Saskia my partner, but my best friend, my past, present and future in every possible way. She was kindness in its purist form, and radiated a beauty inside and out that will never be forgotten to those privileged enough to have met her, for even the briefest of moments.

“I felt like the luckiest person in the world to even know Saskia’s name, so to fall in love, share her life and have dreams together is indescribable and something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Saskia’s compassion, intelligence and vibrance gave her a quiet strength and confidence that made everybody’s life brighter.

“We must continue to be the better people Saskia made us, to make her proud and to aspire to be like her, no matter how impossible that may be. She was and still is, in my eyes, the best of all of us. No amount of words will do justice to how much I love Saskia, and no amount will describe how much I will miss her.

“We thank everyone for their such kind words, and wish that everyone continue sharing their memories of her as it brings us so much comfort.”

Police enquiries into the collision are continuing.

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The driver of the bus was taken to hospital with minor injuries. He was released the same day and is assisting with the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage of either vehicle involved, is asked to contact PC Nicola Peters at North Yorkshire Police by emailing [email protected]. Please quote reference number 12210042468.

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