Chesterfield girl, 8, dies after crash

A Chesterfield girl has tragically died after a crash in Greater Manchester.

Sunday, 11th November 2018, 6:02 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 8:54 pm
Emily Connor.

Shortly before 10.40am on Saturday, police were called to reports of a collision between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a pedestrian on Monton Road in Monton.

The pedestrian - who has since been formally identified as eight-year-old Emily Connor from Chesterfield - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene despite the best efforts of the emergency services.

Paying tribute to her, her family said: “To our Emily, the kindest person we ever knew.

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“You will always be in our thoughts.

“We will talk about you every day.

“Rest in peace beautiful girl.”

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in custody for questioning.

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with Emily's friends and family at this tragic time.

“If you have any information that can assist with the investigation please contact our colleagues at Greater Manchester Police.”

No further information is available at this time.