A WOMAN who died after driving her car the wrong way up a motorway and colliding with four vehicles was a mother-of-five, police said today.
• The motorist had been driving her Ford Ka north on the southbound carriageway of the M5
• She died at the scene
Zoe Rhiannon Aspland, 30, from Yeovil, Somerset died after driving her Ford Ka north on the southbound carriageway of the M5 during the early hours of Saturday morning, Avon and Somerset Police said.
Her parents Stephen and Karen Aspland paid tribute to their daughter today.
In a statement released through the police, they said: “Zoe...was a loving mother to her five children and will be sorely missed by her brother Lee and sisters Alice and Laura.
“As a family we would appeal for privacy as we grieve for the loss of Zoe and we would ask any witnesses to the incident to come forward.”
Avon and Somerset Police said Miss Aspland drove the wrong way up the motorway from Weston-super-Mare towards Clevedon at 12.30am yesterday.
“It was involved in separate collisions with two vehicles and was left stationary when it was hit by two more vehicles,’’ a force spokesman said.
Miss Aspland died at the scene, he added.
The road, a key tourist route in the West Country, was closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident and while police officers investigated the crash.
It was open again by 7.30am.