Tributes have been paid to a woman who died in a crash on the A39 near Bude yesterday morning.
Sasha Stewart was a staff nurse at North Devon Hospital and her colleagues say she has left an "irreplaceable hole" in the ward she worked on.
Emergency services discovered a Vauxhall Corsa which had left the road and landed upside down in a field in the Eastacott Cross area at around 1.10am.
A driver in her 20s sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The hospital said Sasha was on her way home from work when the crash happened.
Andrea Bell, Fortescue Ward manager, paid tribute to Sasha.
She said: “Sasha was a true advocate of the nursing profession. She was compassionate, caring and kind to all she came into contact with.
“Sasha had not worked on the ward for very long but had become a very much loved member of the nursing team. She was of a sweet and kind nature and is already sorely missed.
“Her absence has left an irreplaceable hole in our ward family. Our thoughts are with her family at this tragic time.”
Sasha trained as a student nurse at the Trust over the past three years.
She completed her final placement on Fortescue Ward and began her rotation placement as a Band 5 nurse on the ward in November 2013.
The Trust board and all staff said they extended their deepest condolences to the family at this sad time.
The A39 was still closed at the junctions for Morwenstow, Eastcott and Bradworthy at 10am this morning while investigations took place, but the road has now reopened.