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Funeral of teacher killed in George Square bin lorry crash to be held

Stephenie Tait, 29 died when she was hit by the vehicle on December 22.

Stephenie Tait, who was killed in the George Square bin lorry crash in Glasgow on December 22 2014. Image from Police Scotland.

The funeral of a primary school teacher who died in the Glasgow bin lorry crash is expected to be attended by hundreds of mourners.

Stephenie Tait, 29, from Glasgow, died when she was hit by the vehicle on December 22.

In total, six people were killed and ten more injured after the lorry lost control in the city's Queen Street and George Square.

A private mass led by Canon Peter McBride will be held at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Riddrie, Glasgow on Monday.

Family and friends will also privately attend Daldowie Crematorium and onto Lambhill Cemetery.

Ms Tait was a teacher at St Philomena's Primary School in Glasgow.

Former pupils described her as a "fantastic" and "amazing" teacher who would be "sadly missed".

At the time of the tragedy, headteacher Catherine Gallagher said: "Stephenie made a wonderful contribution to the life of St Philomena's. She will be sadly missed by both pupils and staff."

Funerals for the other five victims have already taken place.

A service for Erin McQuade, 18, and her grandparents Lorraine, 69, and Jack Sweeney, 68, was held at St Patrick's RC Church in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire on Saturday.

Services have also been held for tax worker Jacqueline Morton, 51, from Glasgow, and Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh.

Three patients remain in two hospitals following the crash.

A 14-year-old girl and a 64-year-old woman are in stable condition at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. A 57-year-old man - thought to be the driver - is in a stable condition at the Western Infirmary.

Investigations into the crash are continuing.

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