TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman with a “magnetic personality” who died in a road tragedy at the weekend.
Kayleigh Sylvester suffered fatal injuries when she was involved in a collision with a Ford Mondeo as she crossed Leeds Road, Bradley Mills, on Friday night.
The 24-year-old, of nearby Town Crescent, had Asperger’s syndrome and was a client of care company Active Social Care, based in Bradley.
Last year she joined Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman in officially opening an activity centre for adults and children with learning difficulties at Newsome Road, Newsome, and went on to work in the kitchen there.
Staff and friends from Active today paid her a moving tribute.
In a statement, they said: “Kayleigh had a real magnetic personality and with it a cheeky way of making people laugh.
“Anyone who met Kayleigh would describe her as the straight-talking girl with the big smile.”
Kayleigh had been involved with Active for more than two years and featured in a DVD made for the Kirklees Learning Disability website about her employment.
The statement added: “Kayleigh was an enthusiastic participant member of the Kirklees Involvement Network, among other groups, and made sure she got her views across about issues that affect people with learning disabilities.