The family of a woman found dead on the M61 carriageway on Friday morning have paid tribute to a ‘devoted’ sister.
Veronica Galbraith, 37, is believed to have fallen from a bridge and on to the southbound carriageway, in Kearsley, near Bolton, leaving her with multiple injuries that proved fatal.
Investigations are still ongoing into how Veronica, from Walkden, came to be on the motorway at 2am, but her family say she will be sorely missed.
They said: “Veronica was a devoted and lovely sister who was loved by her whole family. She will be sadly missed."
Inspector Paul Rowe, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Veronica’s family and friends at this difficult time, who are receiving support from specially trained officers.
“A full investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances surrounding what happened.
“I am asking for anyone that was using the M61 southbound between junctions 4 and 3 between 2am and 2.15am on Friday morning, to contact us if you saw anything.”
Police, who are not treating the death as suspicious, are appealing to anyone with information or who was on or near the motorway around the time of the incident to call 0161 856 4742.