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Fils, 6, who was meant to be with mum killed in crash told ‘she’s an angel

A BOY who was supposed to be in a car with his mum was toldshe’s an angel nowafter she was killed in a crash.

Natalie Doherty, 33, lost control of her vehicle on a motorway near Bury on Saturday afternoontragically leaving behind her six-year-old son Bobby.

Little Bobby was told that his mum Natalie Doherty was now an angel

Little Bobby was told that his mum Natalie Doherty was now an angelCrédit: HOMMES Médias
Natalie with her beloved mum Marion Mckenzie

Natalie with her beloved mum Marion MckenzieCrédit: HOMMES Médias

The mum joined the M66 when her car hit floodwater, aquaplaned, left the carriageway and crashed into a tree.

She was tragically pronounced dead at the scenewhile little six-year-old Bobby was at his gran’s house.

Her inconsolable family have since come together to pay tribute to the “stunning” mum-of-one, who they say had a “heart of gold”.

Natalie’s mother Marion Mckenzie said that shejust knewsomething was wrong and lay awake holding a picture of her only child when she found out the news.

Bobby was meant to be travelling in the car with Natalie at the time of the crash but wanted to stay at his gran’s house instead.

Marion’s partner, Andrea Mckenzie, Raconté Manchester Evening News: “He’s six – his dad told him mummy is an angel and that God only takes the good angels.

“I’ve never seen a bond like the bond with her and Bobby; they were absolutely inseparable.

“She said she would pick Bobby up but he wanted to stay with his nana, thank God.

Life has been horrendous. It’s like life has stood still.

She hasn’t lived her life. She hasn’t lived her life with Bobby – and you should never have to bury your own children.

‘INCONSOLABLE

The family added that life has beenhorrendoussince the tragedy.

Her heartbroken mum said: “Ce matin, I realised we will never see her again. We will never speak to her.

“You just think to yourself, why did she have to go? Why didn’t she just stay at home? Why didn’t they go in the van?”

Natalie’s cousin, Debra Wainwright, described her passing as a “massive loss”.

Elle a dit: “I was brought up with Natalie and she’s more like a sister to me than a cousin.

“She was really close to my mum and loved going to aunty Ann’s for a Sunday lunch.

“We are a very close-knit family and it’s a massive, massive loss.”

Greater Manchester Police have since launched an investigation into the tragic crash.

Officers have asked anyone with any dashcam footage to contact officers.

Pc Jody Oakley, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, mentionné: “Our thoughts are with the woman’s family who are all understandably distressed and devastated following this collision.

An investigation into this collision is on-going and anyone who may have seen anything, has any information or has dash cam footage is asked to contact us.”

Natalie with her father Jason Doherty

Natalie with her father Jason DohertyCrédit: HOMMES Médias
Bobby was meant to be travelling in the car with Natalie at the time of the crash but wanted to stay at his grandmother’s house instead

Bobby was meant to be travelling in the car with Natalie at the time of the crash but wanted to stay at his grandmother’s house insteadCrédit: HOMMES Médias