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Schoolgirl who died in M61 horror crash is named

Posted on - 28th January, 2019 - 5:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Ebony Gould Pic: Lancashire Police
Ebony Gould Pic: Lancashire Police

Tributes have been paid to a schoolgirl who died following a four-car crash on the M61.

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The family of Ebony Gould have releaed a statement.

12-year-old Ebony died in hospital following the crash which also left a 27-year-old woman injured.

Ebony’s family, also from Lancaster, said: “Heaven has gained the most hardworking, loving, caring, amazing girl and is going be missed by so many.”

On Saturday (26 January) four vehicles were involved in the collision.

Ebony was travelling as the passenger in a Nissan Micra.

Ebony Gould was taken to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Lancashire Police
Ebony Gould was taken to Royal Preston Hospital Pic: Lancashire Police

It left the carriageway and collided with the central reservation and then collided with a Fiat Ducato motorhome between Junction 9 of the M61 and Junction 30 of the M6.

South Ribble Police then said a foreign registered Audi A4 collided with the motorhome.

A Ford Fiesta also collided with the central barrier.

Police are still searching for two men, who were in the Audi, to trace them.

Sergeant Marc Glass, of Lancashire Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with Ebony’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“They are being supported by specially trained officers.

“Our investigation into the collision continues. We are appealing to anyone who witnessed it or has information about the occupants of the Audi and has not yet spoken with police to come forward”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1279 of January 26th. Information can be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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