Funeral date set for crash teen

Elysia Ashworth
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THE funeral of tragic crash victim Elysia Ashworth will be held on Thursday.

Heartbroken family and friends will pay their respects to the popular teenager at a service at 1pm at the United Reformed Church in St Annes.

The 17-year-old, from St Annes, died after being involved in a car crash on Division Lane, in Marton.

Her mother, Maxine Ashworth, said: “It’s just such a surreal feeling. We’re devastated, it just doesn’t seem real.”

Miss Ashworth, a sixth-form student at King Edward and Queen Mary School, was a passenger in a silver Vauxhall Corsa which skidded off the road and smashed into a tree at 7pm on July 11.

She was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but later transferred to the critical care unit in Blackburn where she died two days later.

Her family say the teenager, who had recently become an auntie, had hopes of going to university in Manchester to study performing arts.

Tributes continue to be paid to the youngster and more than 5,000 people have joined a condolence site on Facebook which has been set up in her memory.

Miss Ashworth was one of three girls in the car when it crashed.

Driver Naomi Jones, from Wesham, and passenger Ellen Richardson, from Lytham, both suffered what police described as “serious injuries” in the collision.