An inquest heard that a “BUBBLY” nightclub employee was killed when her Audi crashed into a bridge on her way home.
Kelsey Stuttard, 31, was tragically killed in the May 2022 crash.
Kelsey, 31, of Cheadle, Greater Manchester, was more than twice the drink driving limit and speeding at 68mph at the time of the collision, according to the inquest.
When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, she was pronounced dead.
Kelsey had just finished a shift at 3D nightclub, where she had worked for about nine months, at the time of the smash.
A post-mortem examination revealed that she died as a result of multiple injuries.
Her family has since paid tribute to the young woman, revealing how she would donate her time to charities.
In a statement read to the inquest at Stoke Town Hall, the family said: “Kelsey liked to travel. She had helped underprivileged people in Tanzania.
“There was this one night where she called into Tesco on her way back and saw a homeless person. She went in and bought them a pillow and a duvet. That’s the sort of person she was.
“She would care for everybody and she was working seven days a week to save up for her first house. She was loved by all her friends. She will be missed.”
And her devastated family said Kelsey was normally a cautious driver.
A relative said: “She wouldn’t drive at that speed on the motorway. She would be joked at by her friends who often called her ‘granny driver’.
“For the drinks, I know that she would not intentionally have driven knowing she had drunk.
“She wouldn’t have driven, she used to plan ahead if she knew she would have a drink, either staying at a BnB or at a friend’s house.
“She would have known what she was drinking. When she had a drink she planned.”
Coroner Emma Serrano of North Staffordshire ruled that the crash was most likely caused by a combination of alcohol and a lack of sleep.