TRIBUTES have been paid to a kind-hearted grandmother after she died in a horrific crash on the M4.

Lorraine Maclellan, a member of staff at Prior's Court School, Thatcham, was one of three people to die as a result of her injuries.

The 60-year-old's family have released the following tribute to her after she died in a road traffic collision on the M4 on Thursday, October 11.

They said: “Lorraine was a loving mother, grandma, daughter, sister and friend.

“She was caring, kind-hearted and adored her grandchildren, and we will all miss her so much.

“She loved her job at Prior’s Court School in Thatcham, and was loved by colleagues and the children at the school.

“We have been overwhelmed by all the support and kindness offered from everyone.

“We are utterly heartbroken. Our mum wasn’t just our mum, but our best friend.”