Bride-to-be killed in M4 crash before she could walk down the aisle

Bride-to-be, 61, who postponed her wedding to her partner of 14-years due to pandemic is killed in car crash on M4 before she could walk down the aisle

  • Carole Fowler was due to wed her long-term partner last July until Covid-19 hit
  • Popular teacher was killed in a car crash in Carmarthenshire earlier this month
  • Family and colleagues have paid tribute to ‘immeasurably loved’ grandmother 

A bride-to-be who postponed her wedding due to the pandemic was killed in a car crash tragedy before she could walk down the aisle.

Teacher Carole Fowler, 61, was due to wed her long-term partner last July but the couple delayed the ceremony when the country was hit with Covid-19 restrictions.

Her partner Keri was described as devastated by the tragedy after 14 years together.

Tributes have now been paid to tragic Carole after she died following the car crash on the M4 in Hendy, Carmarthenshire.

Her family said devout Catholic Carole was a popular teacher having worked at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Llanelli for 30 years.

Carole Fowler, 61, (pictured with partner Keri), who was killed in a car crash this month, was due to walk down the aisle last July but was forced to delay the ceremony due to Covid-19


Her partner Keri (pictured, right, with Carole) is said to have been devastated by the tragic loss

They said she was perfect for the role because ‘she loved children and they loved her’.

They added: ‘As one of her past colleagues said, I know she made such a difference to every child she taught.

‘She was very popular with staff and well respected and loved by parents.’

In a statement her family said: ‘She was a busy lady.

‘As one of her work colleagues said of her: ‘She was wise, strong, beautiful, generous, devout and feisty. And I loved her for all those qualities.

‘Above all, she was an immeasurably loved Mam, daughter, sister and a doting Mamgu (grandmother) and so much loved by her fiancé.

Dyfed Powys Police are investigating the fatal crash in which Carole Fowler was killed. It happened at 8.55pm on January 13 near junction 48 of the eastbound stretch of the M4

Carole was a popular and much-loved teacher, having taught at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Llanelli for 30 years. Colleagues described her as wise, beautiful and generous

‘Having been together for 14 years, they would have been married last July 20 had Covid allowed.

‘Her premature passing at 61 is tragic and she is already sorely, painfully missed. She leaves behind a huge chasm in so many hearts that cannot be filled.’

Dyfed Powys Police are investigating the fatal crash which happened at around 8.55pm on January 13 near junction 48 of the eastbound stretch of the M4.

She was driving her Citroen DS3 when she was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus, whose 27-year-old driver is in hospital with serious injuries.

A force spokesman said: ‘If anyone witnessed the collision or may have been travelling on the M4 at the relevant time, please contact the Serious Collision Unit.’

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