Appeal launched to fund funeral of 'treasured' 14-year-old girl killed in Barnsley lorry crash

Doncaster Road in Barnsley, where the fatal collision happened (photo: Google)
Doncaster Road in Barnsley, where the fatal collision happened (photo: Google)
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A crowdfunding appeal has been launched to help pay for the funeral of a 'treasured' 14-year-old girl killed in a collision involving a lorry in Barnsley yesterday.

Paige Bateman, who was a twin sister, was walking home yesterday afternoon when she was killed in a crash on the A635 Doncaster Road.

An appeal has been set up to raise £4,000 to cover the cost of her funeral and memorial service.

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Amy Besau, who launched the appeal, wrote: "Paige was a friendly, loveable girl who had time for everyone, was loved by many and dearly treasured by her family and friends.

"On April 27, Paige was walking home when the most horrendous tragic accident happened.

"This page has been set up help raise money to help cover the cost of a funeral. Please spare any money you can afford to help give this beautiful girl the send off she deserves, and think of the family involved at this tragic time."

More than £1,100 has been donated since the appeal was launched this morning.

Emergency services were called to Doncaster Road yesterday just after 3pm, following a collision between a green Scania HGV and a pedestrian, close to the junction with Heathfields and Vaal Street.

Police confirmed yesterday evening that a 14-year-old girl had been killed.

They said the 30-year-old lorry driver was not injured.

Barnsley District Commander Chief Superintendent Scott Green said yesterday: "Our investigators are working to establish the full circumstances of this very sad incident and our thoughts are with the girl’s family."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident 550 of April 27.

* To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/amy-besau.