Entire community saddened by Karla’s tragic death

Karla Cameron with husband David.
Karla Cameron with husband David.

The death of nursery teacher Karla Cameron, who died from injuries sustained in a crash on the A-26 dual carriageway on Thursday morning, has evoked a wave of sympathy in the Ballymena area.

Karla, 25, had been on a life support machine for a time after her vehicle was in a collision with another car near the now infamous Woodgreen junction. The crash occurred around 9.30am in heavy fog.

Scores of messages of sympathy have been posted on various social media sites, including the facebook page of the Ballymena Times where many users expressed condolences for a ‘truly lovely girl’.

This latest tragedy has also led to a rising tide of anger about the junction which is well known to locals as a very dangerous stretch of road.

Locals have pointed out that they have been campaigning for years to have all the junctions along the route examined for possible safety improvements with a number of people saying the time has come for action to be taken to prevent another such tragedy.

A member of Ballee Baptist Church, Karla and her husband, David, were involved in running Sunday school and other groups for children.

Karla was also an assistant manager at Country Treasures Daycare near Randalstown. She had worked there for more than three years.