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Tributes have been paid to Sasha Stewart nurse at North Devon Hospital who died in crash on A39 near Bude

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

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Sasha Stewart,27, was a staff nurse at North Devon Hospital

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Tributes have been paid to Sasha Stewart who died in a crash on Friday.

Sasha Stewart, 27, was a staff nurse at North Devon Hospital died in a crash on the A39 near Bude in the early hours of Friday morning.

Her colleagues say she has left an “irreplaceable hole” in the ward she worked on.

Emergency services discovered her Vauxhall Corsa which had left the road and landed upside down in a field in the Eastacott Cross area at around 1.10am on Friday.

Police confirmed a driver in her 20s sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The hospital said Sasha was on her way home from work when the crash happened.

Her husband Jason paid tribute to his beloved wife, saying: “Sasha was a wonderful and magnificent mother to Ashley and a devoted daughter to Alison. She will be sorely missed by whoever knew her.”

Andrea Bell, Fortescue ward manager at North Devon Hospital, also paid tribute to Sasha.

She said: “Sasha was a true advocate of the nursing profession. She was compassionate, caring and kind to all she came into contact with.

“Sasha had not worked on the ward for very long but had become a very much loved member of the nursing team.

“Her absence has left an irreplaceable hole in our ward family. Our thoughts are with her family at this tragic time.”

Sasha, from Holsworthy, trained as a student nurse at the trust over the past three years and began her rotation placement as a Band 5 nurse on the ward in November 2013.

The trust board and all staff said they extended their deepest condolences to the family at this sad time.

Suzanne Robson, staff nurse on the Fortescue ward, also contacted the Journal to pay tribute to Sasha.

She said: “Sasha had a huge heart, loved her family to bits and still had plenty of love left over for her patients. She was an asset to our team and we miss her terribly. I truly feel for her family at this incredibly sad time.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash. If you have any information call the 101 quoting log number 984 of March 13.

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