A FORMER Loudwater woman has been killed in a car crash in Gloucestershire.

Tania Manka died at the scene of the collision on the A48 in the Forest of Dean on Friday, December 27.

The 46-year-old, who went to school in Flackwell, was in a Peugeot car that was involved in a collision with a Mitsubishi at Lensbrook.

Shayne Witts, 29, was also killed in the crash and a 72-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital in Bristol with life threatening injuries.

Tania, a mother of three and grandmother, grew up in Loudwater before moving to Lydney in Gloucestershire.

She attended Pembroke School in Flackwell Heath, which would go on to amalgamate with Deyncourt School in Bourne End in 1985, to form Wye Valley School.

Friends and family have paid tribute to her on her Facebook profile page.

Her daughter, Lauren Furber, described her as an "amazing person", and wrote: "U will never be forgot u had a heart of gold and always wanted to help other ppl no mater what I was am still proud to call u my mum and Rubie is proud to call u her nanny so will miss u love u millions".

Wayne Rickard-Worth wrote: "R.I.P Tania. You will be sadly missed, your memories will live on within us all."

Moira Harvey posted: "R.I.P beautiful lady... So sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and your family Xx."

Sandra James wrote: "R.I.P Tania you will be sadly missed by all that knew you, thoughts with all the family hugs to u all xxx."

An investigation into the cause of the collision is being carried out by Gloucestershire Police.