The families of two “lifelong friends” have paid tribute to the women who died in a crash on the way home from a Christmas shopping trip.
Ellie Crossley and Rebecca Doughty, both 20, were killed in a two-vehicle collision near Chester on November 25.
Police were called to reports of a collision at 9.28pm between a blue BMW and a silver Citroen – which the two pals were travelling in, NorthWales Live reports.
A man, 28, who was driving the BMW was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
The families released a joint statement saying the two women will “be in our hearts forever”.
A statement released by Cheshire Police on behalf of both families said: “Ellie Crossley, from Holywell, and Rebecca Doughty, of Connah’s Quay, were lifelong friends.
“The girls, both aged 20, were travelling home from a Christmas shopping trip when they were tragically involved in a fatal road traffic collision.
“Both families, and their friends, have been left truly devastated by this tragic event and will sadly miss them.
“Close friends for their short lives, they will be in our hearts forever.”
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage of the collision, which happened on a stretch of road between the Costco roundabout and Parkgate Road.
Cheshire Police said: “Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police quoting IML 1141034 by calling 101 or report it via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/ro/report