Huyton community hold vigil for schoolgirl Lexi McDavid who died after being hit by van

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A vigil has been held in Huyton on Merseyside in memory of schoolgirl Lexi McDavid who died after being hit by a van.

Lexi, who was just 12, was killed after being hit by a white Mercedes van as she got off a bus on Princess Drive on Tuesday, 7 June.

Emergency services attended the scene around 3.30pm and Lexi was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital and died of her injuries a short time after the collision.

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Bouquets of flowers, candles and written tributes have been left at the scene of the crash.

One of the tributes, written on a wooden box filled with white and pink roses said: "Love you baby girl. Miss you so much angel."

People across Merseyside gathered in Huyton village outside the Iceland Supermarket between from 6pm, to honour the schoolgirl's life.

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The vigil involved a minutes applause for the 12-year-old, live performances and speeches from Lexi's family.

Event organiser Anthony Goudie said: "This has taken a lot of work to organise and put together to create a special memory for Lexi's family."