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The family of 16 year old Payton Sparks, who was killed in a road traffic collision near Havant last weekend, have today issued a photograph of Payton and a statement in tribute to her.
Her mother Lisa said: “Payton was such a treasure and such a big heart, so caring and loving. We will never be apart.
“Payton loved all types of music. She loved McDonalds food but her favourite food was chicken pot noodle with chicken and thyme Sensations.
“Payton had so many friends from so many places but she and I were best mates. We went everywhere together, drove everywhere together. She bossed me around but I know she loved me dearly which makes me strong.
“She was a great auntie to her nephew Crus, and a great sister to Casey. All she had to give was love and laughter. She had so much for everyone. Never has anyone made me laugh so much.
“It just doesn't seem possible to have a life without her - I miss her so much and I will love her forever.”
Dozens of floral tributes have been laid at the scene of a crash where a 16-year-old girl died and two other teenagers were seriously hurt.
It's been a bleak weekend on the South's roads. In all, five people have been killed in collisions over the past three days. Nia Mason reports.
16-year-old Payton Sparks was travelling in a car with two others when it hit a building in Havant. Payton was pronounced dead at the scene. The 19-year-old-driver and a 14-year-old boy are currently in hospital.
Police have released the name of a 16-year-old girl who was killed in a collision in Havant last night. Payton Sparks, from Botley Drive in Havant was in a car with two others when it hit a building, part of Staunton Country Park premises.
The driver, a 19-year-old man from Hayling Island, suffered serious injuries and is currently in intensive care at the Queen Alexandra Hospital.
A 14-year-old boy, from Havant, who was travelling in the rear seat of the vehicle, also sustained serious leg and head injuries and is being treated at Southampton General Hospital.
A 16-year-old girl has died and another teenager is seriously injured after the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a building in Havant last night. Three teenagers were in the Vauxhall Tigra on Petersfield Road when the accident happened.
The car struck part of the Staunton Country Park building. Police were called just before 10.45pm. A 16-year-old girl, who was a passenger was declared dead at the scene. The young male driver, who was injured, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.
A rear-seat passenger, believed to be a male in his teens, sustained serious head and leg injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. The building was unoccupied and nobody else was hurt.
A 16-year-old girl has died and another teenager is seriously injured after a car hit a building in Havant last night.