Car crash victim’s funeral to take place in Spain

Andrea Leighton
Andrea Leighton

THE funeral of a Hartlepool woman who died in Spain will take place this week.

Andrea Leighton, 52, was tragically killed in a car crash in a Spanish holiday resort earlier this month.

Her funeral will be held at All Saints Church, Stranton on Friday morning prior to burial at the town’s Stranton Grange Cemetery.

Mrs Leighton, of the West Park area, was married to Derek and was also a much-loved aunt, great-aunt and sister and niece.

An obituary announcement placed in the Mail by her loved ones said she is “sadly missed by all her family.”

It is understood the tragedy happened on one of the main routes from Alicante Airport as Mrs Leighton returned from dropping someone off for a flight.

Cleveland Police were informed of the devastating news by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Mr and Mrs Leighton used to run a garage business in the town.