A mother-of-two who died after her car veered across three lanes of the M6 in Chorley before crashing in a field had ‘so much to live for.’
That was the tribute paid by Victoria Makshti’s devastated husband, Elez, who believes the 30-year-old could still be alive if she had been given more support by experts after years of suffering from post-natal depression.
He was speaking after an inquest into the her death, close to Charnock Richard Services, heard how she had made an early morning call to her mental health support worker the day before the crash saying she was feeling ‘down and panicky’.
She had also spoken to a member of the team later that day and they agreed to see her on December 16 – almost three weeks later.
A number of empty packets of anti-depressant Sertraline were later found at the crash scene after the incident on Saturday November 27.
Speaking of Victoria’s death, Elez said: “It’s destroyed my life. We had so many goals to go for.
“I don’t know what was going through her head. I don’t think she wanted to put me through this.”
Victoria, who worked for her father’s company in Red Scar Industrial Estate as an engineer, had told her GP she was suffering suicidal thoughts just two days before the fatal crash.
She had been diagnosed with post natal depression after giving birth to her second child Daniel in 2010.
At the inquest at Preston Coroner’s Court, deputy coroner Simon Jones said he could not record a verdict of suicide, misadventure or accidental death on the Fulwood mum.
He said: “There was no contact with any other vehicle, there was nothing wrong with the motorway itself, there was nothing apparently wrong with the vehicle. The weather was not a factor.”
An open verdict was recorded.