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Teenager killed on way home from North Devon school prom named by police

Audrey Fillon, 16, was found dead on the A361 in North Devon following reports of a collision involving a Nissan pick-up. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

A teenage girl found dead on a road in North Devon after returning home from her school prom has been named by police.

Audrey Fillon, from Braunton, was making her way home after celebrating the end of her GCSEs with peers when she was reportedly struck by a Nissan pick-up truck on the A361 near Trimstone.

Her family have released a picture of Audrey as tributes continue to be paid to the 16-year-old.

The Braunton Academy pupil had earlier spent the evening at Barnstaple Hotel, which hosted the school’s annual prom.

The A361, where Audrey was found by police. Credit: Google Maps

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident that led to her death.

They were called at around 12.40am to reports of a collision between a Nissan pick-up and a 16-year-old local girl.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Audrey was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed and request privacy at this difficult time.

Localised closures were put in place as emergency services attended.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area during the time of the incident as they could hold information that could assist with the investigation.

– Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 40 of June 28.