Tributes to Rebecca who ‘liked to live life to the full’

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TRIBUTES have been paid to Rebecca Rennie who died in a horrific three-vehicle crash last Thursday morning.

The 23-year-old, from Newcastleton, was travelling in a Telford’s minibus that was in collision with a lorry and a car on the A7 just outside Longtown.

She spent her final weekend with friends celebrating her birthday, which was last Monday.

A statement from her family said she had been looking forward to spending Christmas with her loved ones.

It added: “Rebecca liked to live life to the full. She was greatly loved by her family, mum Sheila, dad Peter, sister Emma, brother Iain, boyfriend Nicky Gardner and many friends.”

Rebecca worked as a personal assistant at the Razzamataz theatre school in Carlisle. Boss Denise Gosney said: “She was the most lovely friend and colleague and the most dedicated girl.”

Lorry driver Ian McQueen, 43, from Dumfries also died, while five other people were injured, including Billy Darling, from Hawick, who was driving the minibus. Mr Darling was treated in hospital for chest and leg injuries, but returned home this week.