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Family share heartbreaking tribute after 22-year-old woman died on Christmas Day

Family share heartbreaking tribute after 22-year-old woman died on Christmas Day

They called the young woman 'a country girl with the biggest heart'

A family has shared their heartbreaking tribute after a 22-year-old woman tragically died on Christmas Day.

Grace Vater, known to many as Gracie, sadly passed away on the festive occasion in hospital after sustaining severe injuries following a collision in Shipton Moyne, near Tetbury, on Saturday (23 December).

According to the Gloucestershire Constabulary, Gracie fell off a quad bike which overturned on Whitehouse Lane shortly after 2pm.

Grace Vater, 22, tragically died on Christmas Day after a collision two days prior.
Gloucestershire Constabulary

She was then airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol and died two days later.

In a statement, the grieving family offered a tribute to Grace who they described as 'a country girl with the biggest heart'.

They said: "We as a family are totally devastated to have lost our beautiful darling Gracie.

"A treasured and much loved daughter, sister, granddaughter and aunty.

"She was the most kind, caring and beautiful soul inside and out, and would help anybody that needed her help. She was loved by everyone who met her.

"A country girl with the biggest heart and a huge love for animals, especially dogs, pigs and cows.

"Our lives will never be the same without her, but we take comfort in knowing that Gracie is with her beloved dad. We ask that all of Gracie's family are given privacy during this horrific time."

Others have since offered their condolences to the grieving family with one Facebook user writing: "So very very sad, we understand the extreme pain of losing a young life in tragic circumstances.

"Lives will never be the same but hold your memories and remember Gracie with great pride she will never leave and be in your heart forever."

Police said the crash happened in Whitehouse Lane, Shipton Moyne.

A second penned: "Oh this is heartbreaking. Sending deepest condolences to her family and loved ones."

A third added: "That’s very sad, and made even harder at this time of year. Condolences to her family and friends. RIP."

The Gloucestershire Constabulary reports that a man is believed to have made off from the scene on a quad bike and was later found and arrested following a search involving the police helicopter. A second man was also later arrested.

Two men, aged 29 and 30 and from the Cotswolds, have since been bailed with conditions to return to police in February, pending further enquiries.

Officers are still currently seeking information in connection with the collision.

They have since urged anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the quad bike being driven prior to the incident to get in touch with the police.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Gloucestershire Constabulary

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