Tributes build as family and friends remember Payton

Flowers and written tributes have been left at the scene of  the accident on the Petersfield Road in which Payton 'Poppy' Sparks died'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (0000-6543)

Flowers and written tributes have been left at the scene of the accident on the Petersfield Road in which Payton 'Poppy' Sparks died'' ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (0000-6543)

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A HUGE banner has been hung up at the place where a popular teenage girl died in a car crash.

Friends and family have written messages on it after 16-year-old Payton Sparks, also known by many friends as Poppy, died in an accident in Havant on Saturday night.

Floral tributes and gifts at the scene of the crash in Petersfield Road have also grown as people paid their respects to Payton.

Around 2,000 people have now joined a group on Facebook called RIP Payton-Lee Poppy Sparks.

Friend Tyler Wiggins, 15, of Bramdean Drive, was down at the site of the crash yesterday.

He said: ‘I don’t know what to say. She was amazing.

‘She always cared no matter what you had done wrong or what you had said.

‘She always supported you through everything.

‘She deserved the world. None of this should have happened.’

On Facebook, many people have used the site to pay tribute to Payton.

Chloe Brent said: ‘Rest in peace beautiful. Everyone misses you like mad.

‘Went to see you yesterday, put some flowers down for you baby girl – sleep tight angel. It just doesnt seem real yet.

‘Love you forever and always princess.’

Caitlin Doyle said: ‘Thinking of you big time babe.

‘We all lost a friend, daughter, sister, auntie but we all gained one beautiful angel at the same time, missing you and love you.’♥

Natasha Jewell said: ‘RIP angel. You are a bright star in the sky shining down on the ones you loved, thoughts to your family at such a sad time. Goodnight sweetheart.’

And Harry David Pearce said: ‘Payton-Lee Poppy Sparks, missing you like mad, sitting up crying myself to sleep.

‘Miss you crazy amounts but I’ll never forget you, I promise.

‘Heaven gained a princess, love you lots:’

Payton, of Botley Drive in Havant, died when the car she was travelling in 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.

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