‘I’m taking each day as it comes’ says mum of girl killed in Gosport crash

Rose Allsop
Rose Allsop
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THE mother of a teenage girl killed in a horrific crash has said she cannot go to the road where her daughter died.

Rose Allsop tragically lost her daughter Jasmine, 14, when she and best friend Olivia Lewry, 16, were killed in Ann’s Hill Road, Gosport.

It happened just yards away from the 38-year-old’s front door, where she lived with Jasmine, her son Reece, 16, and five-year-old daughter Charlie.

In her new home, decorated pink as it was Jasmine’s favourite colour, Ms Allsop said she does not want a reminder of the night on November 3 last year when the pair were killed.

Ms Allsop, who is originally from Yorkshire, faced a fresh blow this week.

The girls’ killer Samuel Etherington is appealing his nine-year jail term he received after admitting two counts of death by dangerous driving.

Ms Allsop said: ‘I’m taking each day as it comes. I don’t plan anything.

‘You don’t know what’s round the corner. It makes you look at life in a totally different way.

‘Everyone is in the same place as me. There’s been a lot of teenagers having therapists.

‘It’s devastated a lot of people still to this day. It’s affected a lot of people – even people in Yorkshire, friends and family. They’re all hoping that there’s going to be some good outcome.’

Ms Allsop and Jasmine’s friends celebrated her 15th birthday earlier this month at her graveside, holding a tea party.

Ms Allsop said it was a good chance help each other.

‘Sometimes it’s still as before – my flat turns into a youth club,’ she said. ‘They all call me Mama Rose.

‘Reece is doing well, he goes to the gym and focuses on that – he’s back in college doing brickwork.’

As reported, Samuel Etherington, 21, from Stoners Close, Gosport, admitted two counts of death by dangerous driving at a hearing earlier this year.

He was given nine years in prison but is now appealing his sentence.

Etherington was travelling at 65mph on a 30mph road when he hit the girls.

He had taken ketamine and mephedrone before the accident.