‘Beautiful’ girl, 17, killed in crash had smile that ‘would light up any room’

The parents of a 17-year-old girl killed in a car crash shared their "relentless pain" over her tragic death.

Nicky and Paul Johnson's daughter Phoebe had been a passenger of a car being driven along a country road off the A514 heading south when it crashed into the side of the road, DerbyshireLive reported.

The incident was reported at the junction with Breach Lane between Ticknall and Melbourne in Derbyshire, in the early hours of Saturday, October 23.

According to police, debris from the car was found in a walkway next to the road following the incident, with a hole in the hedge left from where the car came off the road.

Phoebe Johnson, who lived in Outram Close, Swadlincote, died after being taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Now, her parents have paid tribute to their daughter as an inquest has opened into her death.

In a statement her parents said: "Phoebe was loved by many and we would like to thank our family and friends for their support, messages, condolences and love at this very difficult time.

"The pain is relentless but we have found comfort in the people that knew and loved Phoebe."

In a separate tribute on a Gofundme website set up to raise money in Phoebe's memory, they added: "We are creating this page for our beautiful daughter Phoebe.

"Those that were lucky enough to come into contact with Phoebe talk about her lovingly, and she always had a knack of making you smile. She had a huge impact on everyone's life and her smile would light up any room.

"Phoebe lost her life as a passenger in a tragic road accident. We have created this page to raise money towards a lasting memorial.

"There are so many lovely friends and family that are going to miss her tremendously, so this will help as a remembrance in the years to come.

"Any donations, no matter how small will be a massive help to her family and friends, as they try to come to terms with this tragic loss."

The Go Fund Me page created over the weekend has already passed its £3,000 target, with the money raised set to be spent on a commemorative bench placed in the Woodlands park in Swadlincote, where Phoebe often went as a child.

A 19-year-old woman, believed to be the driver of the red Seat Leon involved in the crash, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

She was taken to hospital along with another 17-year-old passenger with injuries not believed to be serious, before being discharged into police custody.

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