School’s tribute to crash victim

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A ‘SENSITIVE’ girl who was killed alongside her younger sister in a head-on car crash will be ‘greatly missed’ at the school she had just started.

Police named Chantelle Keywood, aged five, and 22-month-old Yleina, yesterday after they were killed when the car they were travelling in with their mother and seven-year-old sister was in collision with another vehicle in Creswell, near Bolsover.

Today grieving children and staff at Priory CE Primary School in Worksop are remembering Year One pupil Chantelle after learning she was one of the victims.

Headteacher Philip Abbott said: “At school Chantelle was a quiet, thoughtful and sensitive girl who will be greatly missed by her friends and teachers.

“All the governors, staff and children have been told about the tragic events.

“As a school, we will be supporting our children and families during these difficult days.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Keywood family and those close to them.”

The family are from Carlton-in-Lindrick village in Worksop.

Post mortems into the two deaths were taking place yesterday and the Chesterfield coroner has also been informed.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said there was no information yet to suggest that heavy rain was a factor in the crash, which happened at around 4.45pm on Monday, but an investigation was taking place.

Road traffic officers remained at the scene yesterday on the B6042 Crags Road in Creswell.

The girls’ mother, aged 29, was driving towards the A60 and a Citroen was being driven towards Creswell when the collision happened.

The mum and her seven-year-old were taken to hospital with minor injuries but have now been discharged.

A 23-year-old woman who was driving the Citroen and was from Worksop, sustained an arm injury.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to call police on 01773 572929.