THE family of a teenage girl killed by a driver in Gosport have thanked people for supporting them with the ‘terrible loss’ of their daughter.
Samuel Etherington, 20, of Stoners Close, Gosport, was today sentenced to nine years for causing the deaths of Olivia Lewry, 16, and Jasmine Allsop, 14, when he hit them with his souped up Honda Civic on Ann’s Hill Road, Gosport, on November 3.
In a statement Olivia’s family thanked family, friends and work colleagues ‘for their support and continued support in coping through this difficult time.’
They also thanked Olivia’s friends who organised a music festival with Motiv8 in memory of the pair.
They also thanked police, paramedics, family liaison officers, staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital where Olivia was taken.
The statement also thanked Clare Cobb at Co-op funeral directors, Zodiac Florist and Reverend Andy Davis who conducted the service.
They said: ‘The help of all these people has been greatly appreciated and given a lot of comfort not only to what has happened but also for the future.’