A WOMAN who was killed in a collision on the M56 intended to take her own life, a coroner has ruled.

Linzi-Anne Davies, 26, stepped in front of an oncoming HGV just after 5am on Sunday, February 10, between junction 11 at Daresbury and junction 12 for Runcorn.

The former carer and mother-of-two had spent the night with friends and later in a hotel with a male she met online before leaving messages of goodbye to her loved ones.

It was ruled during an inquest at Warrington Coroner’s Court last Monday that she died from multiple injuries following the collision.

A statement prepared by Linzi’s mother, Joanne, read: “We spoke the evening before her death when she had been out with friends and was making arrangements for her upcoming birthday. Linzi was a big fan of dance music and had a great social life with her large group of friends.

"A large turnout attended her funeral, which made me very proud to see how popular she was. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.”

On Saturday, February 9, Linzi, from Runcorn, had visited a friend’s house with her on-and-off partner Aaron before he walked her to her home at around 8pm.

He then received a worrying phone call from her around 5am stating that she loved him, leading to him banging on her front door and calling the police.

“We had an up and down relationship and I loved her to bits,” he said.

The same evening, Linzi checked in to the Premier Inn at Preston Brook with a man who she had been speaking to online.

At 4.25am she went outside to smoke and said she would be back in 10 minutes but did not return. He received a phone message saying she was sorry and that she couldn’t cope anymore.

The court heard after leaving the hotel, Linzi stepped into the path of an oncoming HGV on the unlit section of the M56.

The driver noted: “The collision has had a big impact on me – I have been off work since, I will continue to be so for several weeks and I have been receiving counselling for support.”

Forensic Collision Investigator, PC Fellows, revealed that Linzi had been wearing a black coat at the time, making it difficult for the driver to see her and that his reaction time would have been “non-existent.”

Heath Westerman, assistant coroner for Cheshire, concluded that she intended to take her own life and asked for her to be remembered “for who she was, not how she died.”