A BRIT woman who died in a horror bike crash in Italy has been named as a Covid-19 scientist – as her family pay tribute to the ‘most wonderful daughter’.
Susannah Boddie, 27, died in a horror bike crash while holidaying in Italy[/caption]
It has been revealed that she was a lead health scientist at 10 Downing Street during the pandemic[/caption]
She and her husband had been cycling on the picturesque route along Lake Garda[/caption]
Her husband has been hospitalised for shock after it emerged that his wife had died[/caption]
Following the tragic accident, her family said Susannah “lived life to the full and had achieved so much”.
They added: “She crammed in more into her life than you would have thought possible”.
They went on to say that she was the “loveliest, kindest person who always inspired and cared for others”.
“She was the most wonderful daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend you could ever wish for and her memory will continue to inspire us in all we do.”
Susannah was a lead health data scientist at 10 Downing Street.
Her role included offering crucial advice to the government during its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
She and her husband had just finished a tour of the Dolomites together and were about to end their holiday when tragedy struck, according to Il Giorno.
She suffered fatal injuries after being thrown from her bike as she descended a steep downhill trail.
She was wearing a helmet but the fall was described as “very violent”.
The couple had arrived last week and were set to return to the UK on Saturday from Verona.
Susannah’s husband called paramedics who dashed to the scene but despite attempts to revive her, they were unable to save the woman.
The woman’s husband has been hospitalised for shock after it emerged that his wife had died.
She will leave the biggest hole in our family and that of Rob her much-loved partner,” they added.
A Downing Street spokeswoman said: “Susannah was an incredible scientist, an inspiring sportswoman, a loved and admired colleague and friend to those at No10 and many others within the civil service.
“Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.”
A police spokesman told MailOnline: “The circumstances are still being investigated and officers are preparing a report”.
They also stated that they are currently in the process of communicating the news of the tragedy to British authorities so the next of kin can be informed.
In a statement, Downing Street called Susannah an ‘incredible scientist’[/caption]
Susannah died instantly following the horror bike crash[/caption]
The woman suffered fatal injuries even though she was wearing a helmet at the time of the fall[/caption]