image copyright Family document image caption Elle-Mae Wood was an excellent mother to her son Kian, according to her family A young mother died on a highway after being released from the hospital while 'she was confused and intoxicated , according to an investigation. Elle-Mae Wood was struck by a vehicle on the M20 in Ashford , Kent, in June 2020. The 20-year-old had beenTaken to William Harvey Hospital by police in a state of distress, but left alone about two hours later, an investigation was heard. Mother Carly Edwards said she had been so left down . The hospital trust said it had strengthened procedures. Coroner Catherine Wood asked why hospital staff did not perform capacity assessment to determine if she could make informed decisions about her care and where she was going that night . However, she said that there was no causal link between the failure and his death.