Tributes paid to King’s Lynn teaching assistant who died after a car accident

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“Heartfelt” tributes have been paid to a popular teaching assistant who died after a car accident.

Roseanne Stewart, 26, of Temple Road, Lynn, died on February 28 after her car ended up in water filled ditch in Wissington.

Roseanne Stewart

Roseanne Stewart

Miss Stewart was a popular teaching assistant at Howard Infant and Nursery School in Lynn.

Headteacher Ann De’Ath has paid tribute to Miss Stewart.

She said: “We are all devastated at the loss of Roseanne and our thoughts are with her family, her boyfriend and her friends.

“Last Monday the tragic news was shared with parents and children and the whole school including the staff have been supporting each other along with advice and support from the Local Authority Critical Incident Team.

“As a friend, colleague and teaching assistant Roseanne can never be replaced.

“Roseanne worked with us for four years and the high regard in which she was held is clear from the heartfelt tributes pouring in from parents, children, friends and colleagues alike.”

Miss Stewart had been driving a red Peugeot 307 along College Road at 6.55pm when it left the road close to the junction with Broad Drove.

Officers went into the ditch to help release Miss Stewart, who was taken to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she later died.

A female passenger escaped with cuts and cruises.

Firefighters from Downham and Littleport along with the water rescue team.

The road remained closed until 11.40pm while investigations were carried out.

An inquest into Miss Stewart’s death opened in Norwich on Friday last week by assistant coroner for Norfolk, Nicholas Holroyd.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information should call PC Jonathan Skipper at Swaffham Police Station on the 101 number.