Family raise money for woman killed in Brockholes Brow collision

Rachel Murphy, 23, who was killed after being hit by a BMW at Brockholes Brow, Preston on Wednesday, April 20.
Rachel Murphy, 23, who was killed after being hit by a BMW at Brockholes Brow, Preston on Wednesday, April 20.
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The family of one of the young women killed on a busy Preston road are raising money for her funeral.

Rachel Murphy, 23, died after colliding with a BMW as she crossed the road on Brockoles Brow on Wednesday evening.

And now an online Go Fund Me account has been set up to help fund her final farewell as friends try to contact her favourite football team Liverpool FC for a signed shirt for her to wear in the ceremony.

On the page it says: “Rachel gave her life and pushed her friend to safety, that’s something Rachel always did, friends first even to her last penny.”

Rachel’s family have also released a tribute, which reads: “We the family of Rachel Marie Murphy are devastated. Rachel was the oldest child of four children to Helen Lefferty and Joseph Murphy. She was a very happy go lucky girl, an avid football fanatic and wherever Rachel was she would always have a group of children following.

“She always took all the youngsters from her neighbourhood to play football at the local park. She was a very polite, well-mannered girl who had a heart of gold and she would do anything for anybody. Rachel was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin to many and will be missed by so many. We the family would like to have some privacy at this time while we try and come to terms with our loss.”

The incident also took the life of 17-year-old Shelby Maher and injured a 15-year-old girl.

To donate to Rachel’s Go Fund Me page go to - www.gofundme.com/2by8bn8k