Former weathergirl dies in Suffolk crash

THE brother of a former TV weathergirl who died in a Suffolk road crash today spoke of his sister's love of life.Trish Williamson, 52, who worked for TV AM and ITV in the 1980s and early 90s, was killed on Friday night when her car swerved off the road at Weybread on the Suffolk-Norfolk border and ended up in a field.

THE brother of a former TV weathergirl who died in a Suffolk road crash today spoke of his sister's love of life.

Trish Williamson, 52, who worked for TV AM and ITV in the 1980s and early 90s, was killed on Friday night when her car swerved off the road at Weybread on the Suffolk-Norfolk border and ended up in a field.

She had been on her way to her home at Harleston after picking up the keys to a new property at Fressingfield.

Her brother, Steve, said: “She had picked the keys up from a friend and phoned our mother to tell her she would be home in 10 minutes.


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“Thirty minutes later she had still not arrived and a call was made to the police.”

Ms Williamson, who leaves two sons, Dominic, 19, and Edward, 12, started her working life as a private teacher and this led to employment in St Lucia where she met her first husband.

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After a divorce she returned to England where she obtained a job as a researcher with TVAM, eventually becoming the channel's weathergirl and, soon after, she joined ITV in the same capacity.

She left ITV in the early 1990s to work mainly on travel documentaries although she was also employed on BBC contracts in East Anglia and other regions, including Humberside and the South West. Recently she had also been working for BBC3.

Mr Williamson, who dashed to Harleston from his home in Holland after hearing news of the accident, said his sister had lived in the area for 10 years.

She had been looking forward to moving to a new home at Fressingfield - a move which had been due to take place the day after the fatal accident.

“Trish was full of life from an early age and got involved in everything. She was very musical and arty and loved horses,” he said.

His sister had been a competitor in the Junior Horse of the Year Show in 1976.

Ms Williamson's mother, Audrey, a widow, said her daughter's death was “absolutely devastating”.

“She had booked the removal firm to take everything to Fressingfield the very next morning after the accident,” she added.

Suffolk police are keen to hear from any witnesses who may have seen Ms Williamson's green Ford Fiesta or any other car in the vicinity prior to the accident. Anyone with information should contact Halesworth Roads Policing on 01473 613500.

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