A young mum tragically killed in a horror head-on car crash has been described as “loving and caring” in a tribute by her heartbroken family.
Mia Wort, 18, was a passenger in a Ford Focus which collided with an Audi A3 in the early hours of Saturday.
The smash took place on the A27 Kanes Hill in the village of Bursledon, Hampshire at around 1:20am.
Mia was rushed to hospital but sadly died from her injuries.
A local man has been arrested on suspicion of several charges, including driving whilst over the prescribed limit, police said.
Mia’s family have now paid tribute to the teenager.
They also revealed that she had a young daughter – who they said “will know her mother”.
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A statement released through Hampshire Constabulary said: “Words cannot express the heartache we all feel by having Mia taken away from us so suddenly and so unnecessarily.
“She was a loving and caring daughter, sister and mother.
“We watched with pride as she took her first steps as a new parent with her family by her side.
“She was looking forward to a long future with her daughter; this has now been taken away from her and leaves a void that can never be filled.
“As a family we will pull together to ensure that her memory never fades away and that her daughter will know her mother.”
A force statement added: “A 36-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit; dangerous driving; failing to stop following a road traffic collision; aggravated vehicle taking; causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving and causing death by driving whilst disqualified.
“He has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.
“Officers have renewed their appeal for witnesses or anyone who may have information that can help them find out the exact circumstances of the collision.
“Did you see what happened? Do you have dash cam footage of the incident? Maybe you saw either of these vehicles shortly before the collision?
“Please call us on 101, quoting 44210281745.”