A WOMAN who plunged to her death from an M62 bridge in Huddersfield has been named.
And last night tributes were paid to former travel agent Kirsty Brook, 38, of Berry Brow.
She died after it is believed she jumped from Scammonden Bridge on to the busy motorway below.
The crash horrified motorists who were travelling 120 feet below the bridge on the eastbound carriageway at around 4.25pm last Wednesday.
Police and ambulance crews were called but she died at the scene.
Huddersfield Coroner’s Court yesterday confirmed 38-year-old Miss Brook died in the incident.
Miss Brook, who had suffered from depression, worked for Hays Travel and had recently returned to her home town of Huddersfield having travelled all over the world.
Managing director John Hays told the Examiner in a statement: “Kirsty was a very popular, valued and well regarded member of our team. She will be greatly missed.”
A spokeswoman confirmed Kirsty had worked for the company for two-and-a-half years as an area sales manager working from home.
She had previously worked on cruise ships for a number of years.
Her friend Caroline McGuffie yesterday posted 10 pictures of the pair enjoying their work together on cruise ships.
A post reads: “Gorgeous, gorgeous girl. She’ll be sorely missed xxx.”
Friend Victoria Tomlinson, of Huddersfield, posted: “So much more than just a friend. But words just aren’t enough to express how I feel.”
Kirsty leaves behind her parents David and Beverley, of Kirkheaton, and brother David.
An inquest was opened and adjourned by Prof Paul Marks at Bradford Coroners Court on Friday afternoon. No initial cause of death was disclosed.
Back in May, North Yorkshire Police appealed for people to get in touch after Miss Brook disappeared near Flamborough but she was later found safe and well by police.
Her funeral will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium on July 20 at 1.30pm.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
Mourners are asked to wear bright colours to the service.