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The parents of a teenage girl who sadly died following a collision at Ticknall, near Melbourne, have paid tribute to their daughter.
Phoebe Johnson, from Swadlincote, died tragically after the car, a red Seat Leon, which she was travelling in was involved in a collision on the A514.
The incident happened around 12.30am on Saturday 23 October, near to the junction of Breach Lane.
The 17-year-old was rushed to hospital with serious injuries but sadly died later that day with her parents by her side.
Phoebe’s Mum and Dad, Nicky and Paul Johnson, have kindly allowed us to share a picture of their daughter, but have asked that the media respect their privacy at this time.
In a joint statement, they 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.”
Our thoughts remain with Phoebe’s parents, family and friends.
Another 17-year-old girl, also thought to have been a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries which are not believed to be serious and has since been discharged.
A 19-year-old woman, believed to be the driver of the car, also suffered non-serious injuries, and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
We continue to appeal for any witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage which could help with our enquiries, but has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.
If you have any information please contact us on one of the following non-emergency methods, quoting reference number 21*615950.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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