More than £6,000 raised for 22-year-old teacher Megan Byrne killed in crash in Blackburn
Thousands of pounds have been raised to help the family of 22-year-old Megan Byrne who was killed in a car crash in Blackburn.
Megan Byrne, 22, from Blackburn, died following a car crash in Belthorn on Thursday, February 20.
Police were called to a report of a collision involving a Mini and Audi Q3 on Elton Road in Belthorn at around 10.40am.
Megan, the driver of the Mini, died at the scene.
A GoFundMe page has now been set up by Megan's younger brother, Josh Byrne, 19, to raise money for her funeral.
Josh said: "I set up the Go Fund Me page because I wanted to help my parents with the organisation of everything after the tragic event.
"I wanted to take some of the load off their shoulders, and because it was so sudden and unexpected, I knew preparations wouldn't have been made.
"There aren't enough words to explain how special she was and how missed she will be.
"So far the response has been exceptional. Even if people were only donating what seemed like small amounts, it meant so much to us as a family and towards the fund."
At the time of writing this, 319 people have donated to the fund and a total of £6,320 has been raised.
One person who donated to the fund said: "Our hearts are broken for all of you.
"Thinking about you all and sending everyone much love."
Another said: "A beautiful soul taken much too soon!
"An opportunity to make a lasting memory in her honour."
The money raised will go towards Megan's funeral costs, and will help her family giver her "the final farewell that she deserves."
Josh added: "To anyone who has made a donation I want to say thank you all so much.
"People's donations have let us organise what Megan would've truly wanted and as a close family it also relieves a huge amount of stress from us.
"Thank you everyone again, the support shown by the community has been astounding and it's really nice to know how many people want to support it."
To make a donation to the fund-raiser, you can visit the GoFundMe page by clicking HERE.
Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or by emailing [email protected], quoting incident reference number 420 of February 20.