A GRANDMOTHER who died in a car crash on Friday was born and raised in Headington.

Chris Gatenby, 61, was killed when her blue Ford Focus was involved in an accident with a recovery truck on the A418 Aylesbury Road near Haddenham, Thame, at about 3.35pm.

Mrs Gatenby, who lived in Hertfordshire, was the daughter of Headington couple Mel and Gwen Summers.

Mrs Gatenby was born in Oxford in 1951 but moved to Hemel Hempstead in 1980 when she married Paul Gatenby.

She leaves behind four grown-up children – Paul, Ruth, Mark and John, as well as two grandchildren.

A family statement said: “Chris had a strong Christian faith.

“She was devoted to her family and friends and they are devastated by her loss.”

The family also thanked the emergency services and the staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, for their help and support.