The family of Linda Tilbrook have paid tribute to her.

The family of a Haywards Heath woman who died following a three-car collision last week have said she was someone who was ‘always smiling’.

Linda Tilbrook, 39, of Franklynn Road, was driving a Toyota Yaris which was involved in the collision on Thursday evening (November, 30) on the Cuckfield bypass.

She was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

In a statement, her family said:

“Linda was always smiling, that’s how we will remember her.

“She gave love with every breath, supporting you, whether a stranger, friend or family – this was her greatest quality.

“She was courageous and loved to challenge herself, recently completing the Three Peak Challenge with her brother and partner to raise money for the St Peter and St James Hospice.

“She loved to make friends with people from all walks of life, her new career dog walking provided the perfect opportunity to bond with both human and furry companions.

“Linda’s infectious laugh and cheeky grin would be sure to light up the darkest room – she was a positive, thoughtful and kind spirited person.

“She was very close to us and we loved her very much.”

A 61-year-old man from Hurstpierpoint driving a black Mercedes C63 was left seriously injured following the incident.

Police said he is still in hospital following the incident, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The third vehicle, a silver VW Jetta, was driven by a 39-year-old woman from Henfield, who police said was unhurt.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police online here, or call 101, quoting Operation Cord.