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Tributes to 'wonderful' 12 year old killed in crash near Lancaster

Tributes are being paid to a 12 year old girl who died after being hit by a van in Lancashire.

Charlotte Edwards, known as Lottie, died from her injuries after the crash in the village of Ellel on Friday afternoon.

She was a year seven pupil at Lancaster Girls' Grammar School.

In a tribute, Lottie's family said she was a "wonderful daughter and sister who touched the hearts of everyone she met".

Lottie's family said she touched the hearts of everyone she met. Credit: Lancashire Police

She was a bright, fun-loving, talented and caring person and was beautiful in every sense of the word. We are so proud of everything she achieved in her 12 years with us.

Every moment was a pleasure and she will be sorely missed by many.

– Family statement

Bay Horse Road was closed for around eight hours for investigative work to be carried out.

Police would like to hear from anybody who saw all or part of the incident, which happened at around 4.05pm on Friday.

Sgt Oliver Jones, of Lancashire Police, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with Lottie’s family and friends at this indescribably difficult time.

“Our focus is now on establishing the exact circumstances of the collision and we are urging anybody who saw the incident to get in touch with us straight away.”

A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to support Lottie’s family.