A GRIEVING family today led the tributes to the “wonderful” young mother who died in an early-morning crash near Peterhead.
Lisa Franklin, 27, died on Wednesday morning when her red Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a van.
Mrs Franklin, from Aberdeen, was declared dead at the scene. She is understood to have been driving away from her work at the offshore services firm Asco when the accident happened.
Mrs Franklin, who is survived by her husband Craig and four year-old daughter Khloe, was alone in her car when it was involved in a collision with a white Ford Transit near the Asco base.
A tribute to Mrs Franklin was today issued by Police Scotland on behalf of her husband, mother Tracey and father Eric, as well as her brothers Daniel, 24, Shaun, 18, and sister Jodie, 19.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Tracey said her daughter had devoted her entire life to her family and was full of hopes and dreams.
She continued: “Lisa was a loving, wonderful wife, mummy, daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece, and a friend to many. She was a happy, caring and bubbly person that had so many plans and dreams for the future.
“Lisa and her husband Craig fulfilled one of those dreams a couple of weeks ago in taking their darling daughter Khloe to Disneyland in Florida. We are so happy that she got to do that. “
She added: “Lisa’s life was Craig and Khloe, spending time with her sister and brothers, and her nana ‘nanakins’, who she loved to take to see Manchester United games. The sudden, tragic loss of Lisa has left us all numb and left a great big void in our lives - one that we will never get over.”
Andrew Macdonald, chief executive for Europe at Asco, said: “We are all deeply shocked. Lisa was a much-valued member of the team. Our thoughts and prayers are with her husband Craig, her brother Shaun, who also worked with Asco, and all her family.”