Man held after teenage girls killed in road crash

Road traffic collision victims Jasmine Allsop (L) and Olivia Lewry (R). Photo: Facebook

A man is being quizzed by detectives following the deaths of two teenage girls in Gosport, Hampshire.

Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, died after being struck by a green Honda Civic on Ann's Hill Road at about 4.15am on Sunday.

ITV News understands the close friends had been walking home from a party when the incident happened.

A 20-year-old man from the Gosport area was initially arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was later re-arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

A witness plea poster has been placed at the scene of the fatal crash. Credit: ITV News

Hampshire Police say they are now trying to piece together the chain of events.

This is an extremely tragic incident which has resulted in the death of two young girls. I currently have a team of detectives and other officers, including expert road collision investigators, working on this case to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these two teenage girls.

I would appeal to anyone who knows anything which could help this investigation to contact my team as soon as possible.

– Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson

ITV News reporter Ben Chapman reports:

This evening, those who knew Jasmine and Olivia have been leaving floral tributes at the scene in Gosport. One friend, who left a tribute on Facebook, said the girls' deaths "don't seem real" and they can't imagine how hard it must be for the families of the two young girls.

Witnesses are urged to call the Road Death Investigation Team at Eastleigh Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Barb, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.