The family of a Crawley woman who died after a BMW car crashed into a fence has paid tribute to her.
Lisa Watling, 28, of Kestrel Close, died in hospital after the car she was a passenger in collided with a fence on the A2011 Crawley Avenue on Sunday (March 9).
A statement from her family said: “We would like to thank everyone for their messages of support over the last few days. It is touching to see the positive effect Lisa has had on so many people’s lives.
“We would also like to express our gratitude to the people that assisted Lisa before the emergency services arrived.
“We request that our privacy is respected during this difficult period. We need time to be together as a family, and reflect on these life-changing events.”
A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “Lisa was in a black BMW Z3 sports car which left the road and collided with a fence at about 1.40am on Sunday.
“Both she and the car’s driver, a 35-year-old local man, were taken to St George’s Hospital, London, where she sadly died later the same day.
“The driver remains in a serious condition, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”
Police investigating the cause of the collision have appealed for anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting Operation Octagon.