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Floral tributes to crash victims Michelle McStravick and Lorraine Clyde

By Cate McCurry

Floral tributes have been left at the spot where two women lost their lives while out doing “job they loved”.

Michelle McStravick (35), from Randalstown, and Lorraine Clyde (56), from the Antrim area, were killed in a morning car crash on Monday.

It is understood that both women worked as care assistants for Homecare Independent Living in Coleraine.

Heartfelt messages and flowers were placed at the junction of the Church Road and the Moneyrod Road in Randalstown, where the crash happened.

A tribute posted online from staff at the One 2 One domiciliary care company described their deaths as heartbreaking.

“It is a very sad day for our industry,” the statement read. “We are so very sorry and devastated to hear that two community care workers were killed in a car accident while out doing the job they loved.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with both families as they received this heartbreaking news. May the two of you rest in peace.”

Michelle McStravick had a teenage daughter and was also a popular fitness competitor, winning trophies for body-building.

Lorraine Clyde was married with children and was well-known in Antrim as a patrol lady for St Comgall’s Primary School.

A friend of Lorraine’s visited the scene of the crash yesterday, where she left the heart-felt message: “You are in my thoughts and always will be.”

A man and a woman travelling in a silver Ford Focus suffered non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

Officers have appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact police in Antrim.

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