STAFF and pupils at a Blackpool school have paid tribute to a young woman killed in a horror car crash.
Roseanna Cooper, from Grange Park, was killed after the car she was travelling in hit a lamp-post in Anchorsholme.
The 21-year-old was one of seven young people in the yellow MG ZR when it crashed on Fleetwood Road at the junction of Kelso Avenue around 5.45am on Tuesday.
Staff at her former school, Bispham High today said they will support the family in any way they can.
John Topping, deputy headteacher at the Bispham Road school, told The Gazette: “Staff at Bispham High were shocked and saddened to learn of Roseanna’s tragic death.
“Myself and other colleagues have known and worked with Roseanna and her family for over 10 years.
“It was quite recently that she popped into school to ask me to sign her passport application.
“Roseanna had grown into a lovely young woman and all of us in the Bispham community will miss her greatly.
“Bispham High School will support the family in whatever ways we can.”
Roseanna, whose father John Cooper was also tragically killed in a road accident when she was just 10, lived with her grandmother Barbara Taylor in Bispham during her time at high school.
After leaving school she began studying tourism and leisure at Blackpool and The Fylde College.
In 2010 she was named her school’s student of the year.
She was due to finish the course this summer and had hopes of becoming an air-hostess.
The driver of the MG ZR, a 20-year-old man from Pilling, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous death and drink driving.
He has been released on police bail until September 14.
Since Roseanna’s death more than 1,500 people have signed up to tribute group’s on social networking website Facebook.
Her mother this week left a message on the site to all those who had posted messages in honour of Roseanna.
She said: “I would like to thank everyone for all your kind condolences.
“It is lovely to know my daughter touched the hearts of so many people.”
Police have appealed for anyone with information about the crash to contact officers on (01253) 293933.