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Tributes paid to popular science teacher, 39, who died after her car went into the River Trent


By Rachel Armitage


Tributes have been paid to a popular science teacher who died after her car went into the River Trent.

Emma Fegan, 39, of Hoveringham, died on Tuesday, September 24, after her car left Hoveringham Road and ended up in the river.

A petition launched in the aftermath of the tragedy, calling for crash barriers along the stretch of road, has so far been signed by nearly 4,000 people.

Woman who died after car went into River Trent following crash has been named. (17667988)
Woman who died after car went into River Trent following crash has been named. (17667988)

Hannah Needham-Parker launched the petition, saying: “The crash barriers would help prevent vehicles from crashing into the river if the vehicle slips on the road during bad weather.

“Please sign this petition to make sure that something as horrific as this never happens again.”

Factors surrounding Mrs Fegan death are still being investigated.

Mrs Fegan, a mother of two, was head of science at the Dukeries Academy, Ollerton.

Principal Claire Leitheiser said: “Emma was a member of The Dukeries Academy community for 17 years where she was a beloved friend and colleague.

“Emma led the science department with a determination to provide all students with the best experience of science possible.

“She was a teacher who was well respected by staff and students alike and she was instrumental in supporting our young people in achieving their ambitions for the future.

“Emma will be sorely missed by all at The Dukeries Academy. Our sincerest condolences go to her family and friends.”

The petition can be signed at www.change.org/p/nottinghamshire- county-council-have-crash-barriers-installed-along-hoveringham-road-hoveringham

Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to contact 101.

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