/Mum battling post-natal depression dies after being hit by car on Boxing Day

Mum battling post-natal depression dies after being hit by car on Boxing Day

A mother who is believed to have had post-natal depression died on Boxing Day after she was struck by a car on a busy road.

Kerri-Ann Assirati was hit by a driver while walking near her home.

And the mum-of-two died at the scene near Ebbw Vale, south Wales.

Devastated friends have since rallied to support the 32-year-old’s heartbroken family who had spent Christmas Day with her.

“Kerri was a fun loving mother, sister, auntie, partner, daughter and twin sister,” an emotional family statement said today.

“She was always outgoing and bubbly, the life and soul and rock of her friends and family.

The mother was struck by a car while walking near her home
(Image: WALES NEWS SERVICE)

“Kerri is well-loved by all the community and a massive loss to everyone.”

The woman leaves behind husband Steven and their children; Oliver, two, and seven-month-old Noah.

More than £7,000 has been raised to help support the grief-stricken family. Donations continue to pour in on a GoFundMe page.

Kerri, who was a hairdresser in Nantyglo, near Ebbw Vale, had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital earlier this year after she was diagnosed with severe post-natal depression.

The hairdresser’s death has shattered the rural community
(Image: WALES NEWS SERVICE)
Police say Kerri, pictured with her partner, was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday morning
(Image: WALES NEWS SERVICE)

Friends say her condition had “steadily declined”.

Laura Bailey, one close pal, said: “Kerri was a bubbly and fun loving person who was the life and soul of every party.

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“She was there for everyone and always out helping and supporting family and friends.

“She was always worried about other people and put other people’s needs before her own.

“Over the last year Kerri had been suffering mental health issues which became worse seven months ago when she was diagnosed with severe post-natal depression.”

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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