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Tributes paid to Gosport crash victim Olivia Lewry

AROUND 300 mourners bid farewell to a teenager killed when she was hit by a car.

Grieving family and friends attended the funeral of Olivia Lewry, 16, who died on November 3 after she was hit by a car at around 4am.

Her best friend Jasmine Allsop, 14, was also killed in the collision.

Jasmine’s ‘Barbie’ funeral was held on Friday.

Olivia was brought into St Mary’s Alverstoke Church, in Gosport, in a white coffin on Tuesday.

Rev Andy Davis, who conducted the funeral, said it was a ‘journey’ as the service moved through three parts.

First it allowed people to grieve for Olivia, followed by a second section reflecting on happy memories, and then a third section looked toward the future.

Rev Andy Davis said: ‘There were lots of tears but lots of laughter as well.’

Samuel Etherington, 20, of Stoners Close, in Gosport, has been charged with manslaughter over the deaths. He is due to appear in court on January 3.

 

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