Devastated family pay tribute to their 'bright, caring and beautiful girl' who died after a crash in Barnsley

The 'heartbroken' family of a teenager who died after a crash in Barnsley today paid tribute to their 'bright, caring and beautiful girl'.

Sunday, 29th April 2018, 17:43 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th April 2018, 17:56 pm
Paige Bateman, aged 14, died following a collision involving a lorry

Paige Bateman, who was a 'popular' student at Barnsley Academy, was killed in a collision involving a lorry on Doncaster Road on Friday afternoon.

Her family told how the 14-year-old, from Barnsley, was 'excelling' at school and had her heart set on one day becoming a midwife and working alongside her twin sister, Nina.

"Paige has a twin, Nina, and they have a younger sister Emily and little brother Parker. Paige was a popular pupil at Barnsley Academy, and was much loved by all her school friends. Her favourite subject was history and she was excelling in all her subjects.

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"Paige talked about wanting to be a midwife when she grew up and working alongside her sister Nina, and she was looking forward to the arrival of a baby cousin in September.

A crowdfunding page set up to pay for Paige's funeral has raised more than £2,600.

Emergency services were called to the A635 Doncaster Road, near to its junctions with Heathfield and Vaal Street, just after 3pm on Friday, following a collision involving a green Scania lorry and the teenager.