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Manchester police appeal after girl, 9, killed in car crash

KILLED: Olivia Edohasim

POLICE INVESTIGATING a collision which killed a nine-year-old girl are appealing again for the drivers of two vehicles seen in the area to come forward.

Olivia Edohasim, from Manchester, was travelling in a car with her father and her 11-year-old sister when the vehicle slammed into a wall on Manchester Road near to Stamford Brook Road in Altrincham.

Emergency services were called but Olivia, who was a back seat passenger in the Toyota Auris, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her father, 45, and sister were both seriously injured and rushed to hospital by ambulance. Both are still in hospital and recovering well from their injuries.

The family have now paid a heartfelt tribute to her saying she "brought smiles to everyone’s faces."

In a statement they said: “She brought smiles to all faces at all times and was the star daughter, sister, granddaughter and god daughter.

“She was exceptional at school and left a blaze of success in all that she engaged in and was never afraid to step out of her comfort zone.

“She grew up and was nurtured in her family’s traditional Christian beliefs.

“She will be greatly missed by all of us but will remain in our thoughts and hearts forever.”

Police have issued two CCTV images showing a silver/grey coloured Citroen C3 and a dark coloured Range Rover Evoque who they hope may be able to provide vital information into how the collision happened.

Neither driver came forward to speak to police so Sergeant Brian Orr from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing again for the drivers to contact police.

“We don’t believe the drivers of these vehicles have done anything wrong or were involved in the collision but they were in the area and may have vital information about how the collision happened," Orr said.

"We now have a little more information about where the vehicles were so we are hoping it will jog some memories."

He explained: "Moments before the collision the Citroen C3 is seen to be travelling along Stamford Brook Road heading in the direction of Manchester Road.

"The Citroen was overtaken by the black Toyota Auris Estate which was involved in the collision, near to the park entrance of Trafford College and prior to reaching the junction of Stamford Brook Road and Manchester Road.

"The Citroen is seen to stop at the red traffic signals and then turn left onto Manchester Road heading in the direction of the Sale. We believe the driver of the Citroen must have seen the collision.

"The Range Rover Evoque was seen to turn right onto Stamford Brook Rd from Manchester Rd and was driving passed the Dulux building on the car’s left.

"It is believed the driver of the Range Rover has seen the black Toyota Auris estate overtake the Citroen.

"From witness evidence it is believed the driver of the Range Rover has flashed the main beam headlights at the Toyota. The Range Rover has continued along Stamford Brook Road heading in the direction of Turnbull Road.

"We are still trying to piece together exactly what lead to this collision and the tragic death of Olivia Edohasim.

"The public have been fantastic and have so far provided us with a large amount of information to go on. We are just hoping to get some final witness statements from the drivers of the Citroen C3 and the Range Rover Evoque so we can give Olivia’s family the answers they deserve."

Anyone with any information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, 101 or via the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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