Mother’s tribute to Payton Sparks

Payton Sparks
Payton Sparks
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The mother of accident victim Payton Sparks today described her daughter as full of love and laughter.

In a statement, Payton’s mum Lisa said: ‘Payton was such a treasure and such a big heart, so caring and loving. We will never be apart.

‘Payton loved all types of music. She loved McDonalds food but her favourite food was chicken pot noodle with chicken and thyme Sensations.

‘Payton had so many friends from so many places but she and I were best mates. We went everywhere together, drove everywhere together. She bossed me around but I know she loved me dearly which makes me strong.

‘She was great auntie to her nephew Crus, and a great sister to Casey. All she had to give was love and laughter. She had so much for everyone. Never has anyone made me laugh so much.

‘It just doesn’t seem possible to have a life without her - I miss her so much and I will love her forever.’

Payton, who was known as Poppy and was 16, died in an accident in Havant on Saturday night.

The schoolgirl, of Botley Drive in Havant, was in a car that left the road and hit a building at 10.42pm.

Three teenagers were in a Vauxhall Tigra which struck a building, part of Staunton Country Park premises, at Petersfield Road.

The driver, a 19-year-old man from Hayling Island, suffered serious injuries and is in intensive care at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

A 14-year-old boy, from Havant, who was travelling in the back, also sustained serious leg and head injuries and is being treated at Southampton General Hospital.

Anyone with any information should call the Police on 101.