Husband's heartbreaking tribute to 'perfect wife', 37, crushed to death by tree in front of his eyes

THE husband of a woman crushed to death by a falling tree during Storm Eunice has paid a heartbreaking tribute to his late wife.

Juliana Quieroz Murilo was sitting in the passenger side of her taxi driver husband Carlos's cab when she was fatally struck by the tree as 122 mph winds lashed the country.

Juliana, 37, tragically died at the scene on Muswell Hill Road in North London, despite paramedics' heroic efforts.

Carlos, 39, described his wife as "sweet, adorable, friendly and perfect".

He added: "In many ways I died as well – we were inseparable."

Speaking of the horrific moment the tree crashed onto his silver Honda, he told The Evening Standard: "Suddenly there was a crash and the tree crushed the roof. It landed mainly on my wife.

"I was conscious but in a daze. A woman came and held my hand and spoke to me.

"I was cut out of the wreckage and taken to an ambulance.

"They told me my wife was dead. I’m heartbroken I can’t get the scene out of my head."

Carlos had just picked his wife up from her job as a house cleaner when tragedy struck.

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He said he and his wife "loved each other so much" it was like they were one person.

Devastated friends and family also paid tribute to Juliana, who was the first confirmed death from the storm in England.

Her sister-in-law, Solange Murilo, said: "The tears flow down my face and my heart tightens every time I remember everything we’ve been through together.

"The despair of not being able to protect you and stop your death. You still had so much life ahead of you, so many dreams to come true.

"t hurts to know that I will no longer be able to see your smile, that I will no more have that friend, that counsellor, for all occasions, you welcomed me with open arms, you were the most special person, who passed through our lives."

Miriam Queiroz said: "It’s hard to believe, how it hurts, my God. It’s a piece of me that’s been ripped apart, a hole that’s been made in my chest.

"My little sister, my little life, my little cutie that I love so much."

Storm Eunice claimed four lives as it stormed across Britain and Ireland over the weekend.

A man in his 50s died in Netherton, Merseyside, after debris struck the windscreen of a car he was travelling in.

Another man, named as 23-year-old Jack Bristow was killed in Alton, Hampshire, after a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter pick-up collided with a tree in Old Odiham Road just before midday.

The tree – thought to be at least 10 feet tall – toppled in the largely residential street with speed bumps and a 30mph limit.

Heartfelt tributes have poured in for the "loving" and "precious" young dad – who was known for "always having a smile on his face."

Jack’s girlfriend Courtney Emmett wrote: “Please God bring my love back to me. I love you Jack.”

And in Co Wexford, Ireland, a man was killed by a falling tree as he was working with a colleague.

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