Teenage beauty queen and friend, both 18, killed in horrific vehicle crash

Teenage beauty queen and friend both 18 killed in horrific car crash

Skye Olivia Mitchell was one of two teenagers killed in a road crash in Cumbria

The condition of a teenager who was critically injured in a crash which killed her two friends has now improved.

The family of Skye has paid tribute after the teen girl's life was claimed in last night's crash, saying she had been a hard-working girl, full of confidence.

They said: "She loved make-up, shoes and dresses".

"Skye made the world a better place and Skye's world was a wonderful world to be in".

Skye was Millom Carnival Queen in 2012 and followed this by winning the Junior Miss South Lakes title.

An 18-year-old woman was driving a Toyota Yaris when it was in a crash with a Ford Transit van on the A595 near Bootle at 19:55 BST on Friday.

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She and front seat passenger Caitlin Lydia Huddleston, both 18 and from Millom, died at the scene.

Ms Mitchell won the Junior Miss North West title in 2014 and a year later launched an anti-bullying campaign after she was bullied over her looks when she was younger.

Her family, including mum Sharon Fry, Dad, Ian Mitchell, Step-mam, Margo, sisters, Candice and Millie, her grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, boyfriend, Aidan, said the teen would be sadly missed. "They will all miss the daily hugs she gave them", they said.

A third 18-year-old local woman who was the back seat passenger remains in a critical condition after she was flown by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

Following the crash, the road was closed for six hours while the vehicles were examined and then removed.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident who has yet to come forward.

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