July 3, 2019 4.16 pm This story is over 27 months old

Husband pays tribute to wife who died in Boston shop crash

“Karen was my soul mate,” her husband said

A 49-year-old woman who died after a car crash outside an opticians in Boston has been named by police.

As previously reported, the woman was taken to hospital where she later died after a grey Citroen crashed outside the Specsavers Opticians on Wide Bargate during the afternoon of Monday, July 1.

An 80-year-old woman driving the car was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The 49-year-old woman has since been named by police as Karen Mercer from Heckington.

Husband and wife Karl and Karen Mercer.

Her husband Karl said: “A light unexpectedly turned off in my life on Monday afternoon when my beautiful wife Karen was taken from me in tragic circumstances.

“We met in 2006 while dog-walking and married in 2007, in Georgetown, Colorado. From that moment we have spent many happy hours together as a normal married couple and wider family.

“When I met Karen I knew she was my soul mate so I am absolutely devastated. I can no longer tease her about her singing, or hold her hand.

“I am surrounded by wonderful friends and family who are giving me strength and comfort to get through the difficult hours that lay ahead.

“I would kindly ask that we are left to grieve in private as I and Karen’s friends and family come to terms with our tragic loss.”

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