A ‘kind-hearted’ 17-year-old girl has been killed in an alleged hit-and-run.
Police confirmed Keely Birks lost her life in the smash, which took place at around 8pm on Saturday in Allenton, Derby.
An unconfirmed report online said the car involved was travelling at 100mph in the 40mph zone, it is claimed.
Tributes have now been paid to the victim, who has been described as a ‘beautiful, young, funny soul’.
Derbyshire Police said: “A teenage girl who died in a collision in Harvey Road last night has been named as Keely Birks.
“The 17-year-old was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra at about 8pm and sadly died a short time later.
“Her family and friends are being given specialist support by our officers.
“Our investigation into the circumstances is ongoing but we can confirm that we have recovered the vehicle believed to be involved.”
Posts on social media paid tribute to the teen and a vigil is set to take place at 5pm on Sunday.
One tribute reads: “Yesterday the most beautiful precious angel was taken far to soon. Forever 17.
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“She was loved by so many people and known by everyone, it is a massive shock to everyone and you really don’t know what’s round the corner.
“The family would like to gather together to remember Keely for the beautiful, young, funny soul she was.”
Anyone with information can contact Derbyshire police by ringing 101 and referencing 21*677767.