A fundraising page has been set up for the hospitalised family of the “much loved” Yvonne Copland, who died in a crash in Newport on Sunday (14).

Members of Yvonne’s family travelling with her at the time of the fatal collision have been admitted to separate hospitals, which is “proving very costly” to other members of the family who wish to visit them.

A gofundme page hoping to support them has so far raised more than £500.

Set up by a family friend, it reads:

“Sadly Yvonne Copland was taken from her family far too soon.  We all as locals know the implications on travel to hospitals is very costly.  Yvonne was a beautiful lady and is survived by family wishing to visit her family involved in the fatal accident last weekend but this is proving very costly to them…

“I have set this go fund me page for her family and on behalf of her daughter Michelle.  I have been friends with Michelle for a number of years and know that her family is everything to her.  Michelle is overwhelmed at everyone’s kind wishes and support in this sad time.”