Family devastated by death of devoted mother of four killed in crash

Chris Gatenby
Chris Gatenby

The family of a 61-year-old mother who died in a two-vehicle collision in Haddenham have said they have been left devastated by her loss.

Chris Gatenby died when the blue Ford Focus she was driving collided with a red and white Iveco recovery truck on the A418 at about 3.35pm on Friday.

Mrs Gatenby, of Hemel Hempstead, was married with four children and two grandchildren. She was a trained florist and a keen gardener and allotment holder.

Her family said: “Chris had a strong Christian faith and was involved in various church activities in St Albans. She was devoted to her family and friends and they are devastated by her loss.”

If you have any information about the incident call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.