Heartbreak as families pay tribute to ‘life-long’ friends, 20, killed in crash

Two young women who were tragically killed in a car crash after Christmas shopping were life long-friends, their families have revealed in a heart-wrenching tribute.

Ellie Crossley and Rebecca Doughty, both 20, were pronounced dead after being involved in a catastrophic crash on the A5117 near Mollington, Chester.

The pair were on their way home from a shopping trip in a silver Citroen when they collided with a blue BMW shortly before 9.30 pm on November 25.

The BMW driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries and has since been identified as a 28-year-old man, reports North Wales Live.

A statement released by Cheshire police on behalf of both families said: "Ellie Crossley, from Holywell, and Rebecca Doughty, of Connah's Quay, were lifelong friends.

"The girls, both aged 20, were travelling home from a Christmas shopping trip when they were tragically involved in a fatal road traffic collision.

"Both families, and their friends, have been left truly devastated by this tragic event and will sadly miss them.

"Close friends for their short lives, they will be in our hearts forever."

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Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage of the collision, which happened on a stretch of road between the Costco roundabout and Parkgate Road.

Cheshire Police said: "Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid the investigation."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police quoting IML 1141034 by calling 101 or report it here.

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