Family pay tribute to mum-of-four killed after she was knocked down on Sunderland to Durham road

Kelly Bennett, who died in the early hours of Saturday when she was knocked down on the A690 near West Rainton.
Kelly Bennett, who died in the early hours of Saturday when she was knocked down on the A690 near West Rainton.

THE mother of a woman who died when she was struck by a lorry as she walked along a road have spoken of how “immensely proud” she was of her own children.

Kelly Bennett, 36 from Rochester Road, Stockton, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after she was hit by the truck, on the A690 at West Rainton.

This tragedy has left us all distraught and we are devastated she is no longer with us.

Patricia Bowmer, mother of Kelly Bennett, who was knocked down and killed on the A690

Today her mother, Patricia Bowmer said Kelly, who had four children, said she had been a popular figure with many friends not only in Stockton but also from Bearpark and Sherburn Road in Durham, where she grew up.

Patricia said: “Kelly loved socialising, playing bingo and having late night chats with her niece, Danielle.

“She was a loving mum who was immensely proud of her four children and loved spending time with them, helping them with their homework, going to the park and generally having fun with them.

“She also loved chatting with her friends on social media.

“This tragedy has left us all distraught and we are devastated she is no longer with us.”

Kelly leaves sons Kieran, 15, Lewis, 14, Nathan, 11, and a 10-year-old daughter, Lucy.

Kelly had been walking along the road on the Durham-bound carriageway of the A690, near to the junction for the Moore House Scouting Centre, when she was struck from behind by a lorry at around 2.30am on Saturday.

She was confirmed dead at the scene.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from Poland, was unhurt as were his two passengers.

Police investigating the tragedy believe she had left a friend’s home in West Rainton and for an unknown reason was walking along the road.

They have asked anyone who saw her before the collision to get in touch by calling 101.