Tributes pour in for ‘beautiful girl’ Leonie

Leonie Davies died after a collision with a lorry
Leonie Davies died after a collision with a lorry
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Tributes have flooded in for a ‘beautiful girl’ who died tragically after being hit by an articulated lorry.

Pedestrian Leonie Louise Davies, aged 25, of Monk Bretton, Barnsley, was hit by the white Renault lorry at about 5.15am on Good Friday.

Police say she was walking along Pontefract Road with another woman and a man when the tragedy occurred at the junction of Wycombe Street, Lundwood, Barnsley.

She was taken to hospital but died hours later. An inquest is due to be opened next week.

Heartbroken friends and family members have left comments for Leonie on her Facebook page.

Her cousin, Katrina Townend, said: “RIP my beautiful cousin. I still can’t get my head around it, heaven’s gained an angel – so beautiful, so intelligent and so funny. Gone too young, too soon.”

Close friend David Wilkinson said: “Each day, the more it sinks in what has happened, there’s lots I wish I would have got to say.

“But then again I’d said it all in the past, you should have known you were one of my best friends ever and I thought you were brilliant.

“We have some great memories that we’ll cherish forever and I promise I’ll live a happy life and make the most of it just like you asked me to.”

n Anyone with information about the accident should call police on 101, quoting incident number 135 of April 18.