Teenage girl dies after crash in Northumberland
A teenage girl who was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in Northumberland has died.
Seventeen-year-old Chelsea Gillie, from Berwick, had been in hospital since the silver Nissan Pixo in which she was a passenger collided with a tree near the village of Edlingham, between Alnwick and Rothbury, on Monday night.
Police have today confirmed that she passed away on Thursday, surrounded by her family .
Her loved ones are continuing to be supported by specialist officers at this time but they have now released a statement paying tribute to Chelsea.
They said: “Chelsea was a daughter, sister and friend who was taken too soon from all those who loved her. She had her whole life ahead of her.
"Sleep tight and rest in peace baby girl.”
The 18-year-old driver was not seriously injured and was arrested in connection with the incident. He has since been released under investigation.
Sergeant Neil Graham, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, has repeated an appeal for anyone who may have seen the vehicle on Monday evening or have dashcam footage to contact police.
He said: “This is a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in a young girl losing her life just a couple of months before her 18th birthday.
“Her family are understandably devastated by what has happened and have been by her side in hospital right until the end.
“We are continuing to carry out enquiries so we can find out exactly what has happened and provide them with some answers at this difficult time.
“But we still need to speak to anyone who may have seen the Nissan Pixo being driven in the Edlingham and Longframlington areas on Monday evening.
“If you were driving in the area and have any dashcam footage then we would ask you to review it to see if you captured the vehicle in question.
“Any piece of information, no matter how small, could help us build up a picture of what happened.”
Anyone who wants to report information to police can do so online at the Northumbria Police website quoting log 1095 26/10/20. You can also call 101.