‘Bubbly’ nightclub worker was killed when her Audi crashed into the bridge at 67 mph as she was driving home from work while exceeding the drink-driving limit, inquest hears
A nightclub employee died when she crashed her car into a bridge on her way home from work while exceeding the drink-driving limit, an inquest has found.
The ‘Bubbly’ 31-year-old Kelsey Stuttard, from Cheadle, Greater Manchester, was more than twice over the drink limit when she hit a bridge at 68mph in her white Audi A3 on the A523 Macclesfield Road, near Rudyard in Staffordshire, at 03.10 hours on May 7, 2022.
Her family said they were surprised she had gone over the alcohol limit and said she was known to friends as a “granny driver.”
During the inquest at Stoke Town Hall, a family member said: ‘She wouldn’t be driving on the motorway at that speed.
She was ridiculed by her friends who often called her “granny driver.”
‘Bubbly’ 31-year-old Kelsey Stuttard (pictured), from Cheadle, Greater Manchester, was more than twice over the drinking limit when she hit a bridge on the A523 Macclesfield Road, near Rudyard in May, at 108km/h Staffordshire. 2022
Her family said they were surprised she had gone over the alcohol limit and said she was known to friends as a “granny driver”
“As for the drinks, I know she wouldn’t have deliberately driven knowing she was drunk.
She wouldn’t have driven, she planned ahead if she knew she was going for a drink, either at a BnB or at a friend’s house.
‘She would have known what she was drinking. When she had a drink, she made plans.’
Kelsey had only been working at the 3D nightclub for nine months when she was murdered.
She was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency services arrived.
An autopsy revealed that she died of multiple injuries.
North Staffordshire coroner Emma Serrano said alcohol and a lack of sleep likely caused the crash.
The 3D nightclub employee was pronounced dead at the scene on the A523 Macclesfield Road (pictured) when emergency services arrived
Her family said she was a caring person who would be missed.
They told the inquest, “She would take care of everyone.
‘She had helped underprivileged people in Tanzania.
‘One evening she called Tesco on her way back and saw a homeless person.
“She went in and bought them a pillow and duvet.
“That’s the kind of person she was.”
She added, “She worked seven days a week to save for her first home. She was loved by all her friends.
“She will be missed.”