The 10-year old died following crash on the Cowes Road in Newport on the Isle of Wight on Friday.
She was a passenger in a car which collided with another vehicle. Three others were seriously injured, including Evey's parents.
Paying tribute to Evey, relatives said she had a happy, bubbly nature and an infectious smile. They said her cheeky and loveable personality meant she was adored by everyone she met.
– Family tribute to Evey Rose Staley
Evey’s quirky sense of humour kept us all laughing and her passion for baking meant we were never short of homemade treats. Evey, being the young lady she was, loved shopping, fashion and more importantly chocolate!
She had had many interests which included history (The Tudors, Victorians and the Romans) and netball where she was working hard to make this year’s school team.
Evey particularly loved crime investigation programmes which inspired her to want to become a police officer. This tragedy should never have happened to our beautiful Evey Rose who at ten years old still had so much more to give.
The entire family are deeply shocked and hurt at this devastating time. We would like to thank everyone in the Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital for all they did for Evey and to the Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s Hospital for all they continue to do for Evey’s mum and dad, Neal and Penny. They have been incredible. We would also like to thank our dear friends, neighbours and other members of the public for their amazing support. Goodnight darling, sleep tight."
One man has been arrested following the crash and police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information to contact them.