THE FAMILY of a 22 year old who died in a car crash near Otley have paid a moving tribute to their ‘always smiling’ daughter.

Juliana Keshishian lost her life when the blue Vauxhall Corsa she was travelling in left the road just after 6pm on Thursday, June 18.

The crash happened on the B6451 Brame Lane, near Stainburn Forest, north of Otley as the car - travelling from the A59 - was heading towards the town.

Juliana, from Watford, was a rear seat passenger in the Corsa.

The front seat passenger, a 24-year-old woman from Teddington, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, a 23-year-old man from the Liverpool area, was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Juliana’s family said: “She had just successfully completed her degree and had her whole life to look forward to. Juliana’s ambition was to embark upon a career in International Relations or work in a humanitarian capacity for an NGO.

“She will always be remembered as the bubbly gregarious person she was. Always smiling, always willing to help in any way she could her fellow students and the wider community. She was a volunteer at Leeds University’s student help line and spent her last summer-break helping kids learn English.

“She was also a volunteer at the Oynofita Refugee camp, in Greece, in 2016 and was an accomplished pianist and flautist.

“Juliana achieved more than many do in their whole lives. She was known for her larger than life laugh and would always bring joy and happiness.

“She will be sorely missed and we will have a permanent hole in our lives. Our hope and prayer is that she will be remembered for her joy and happiness rather than the tragic event that took her away from us.

“She is resting in peace now. But we look forward to the day when we will see her once more, fully restored, rising up to heaven on that glorious day of Jesus’s return.”

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for anyone who saw the incident or the Corsa travelling beforehand - including anyone who may have dashcam footage - to get in touch.

Anybody with information should call 101, press 2 and ask to speak to TS Adam Elliott or TC Gemma Brett. Alternatively, an e-mail can be sent to or Reference number 12200103118 should be quoted when passing on any information.