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Family tribute to young mum Joetta Shumba, as police search for answers to Eccles M62 horror smash

The family of Joetta Shumba, who died in a crash on the M62 on Sunday, have paid tribute to their “everything” after the 25-year-old mum was formally identified.

Joetta had been reported missing by friends on Facebook who said they last saw her in Club Liv in Manchester on Saturday night.

But she was killed on the M62 motorway near Eccles when the Audi S3 she was a passenger in crashed with a lorry at 5.40am on Sunday.

Joetta’s family paid a heartbreaking tribute to her today, saying “we don’t know how we’re going to carry on”.

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They said: “On Sunday we lost a very important part of our family.

“Joetta was our everything.

“She loved her son more than life itself.

“We are completely devastated and heartbroken by our loss.”

“No words can describe the life that she lived and the legacy that she will leave in our hearts.

“We very much appreciate everybody’s kind words and tributes but would now like some privacy to grieve our loss.”

The crash that killed Joetta also left the driver of the Audi seriously injured when the lorry flipped over on the westbound carriageway of the M62 between the Eccles interchange and junction 11.

Police investigators are still searching for answers as to what exactly happened that morning.

Anybody with information on the collision should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.

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