Sister’s tribute to her beautiful Elly

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THE heartbroken sister of a “beautiful” teenage girl killed in a car crash has promised she will think of her every day.

Emelia Ashworth said her only birthday wish had been for her younger sister Elysia to get better.

But the 17-year-old, from Ulverston Crescent, St Annes, lost her fight for life on Wednesday, two days after the Vauxhall Corsa she was travelling in skidded off the road and smashed into a tree on Division Lane, Marton.

Emelia is one of dozens of people who have paid tribute to the popular student – known as Elly – on social networking website Facebook.

She wrote: “You are an absolutely beautiful girl, so full of life and had so many plans and dreams ahead of you. I’m so sorry you had to miss out on them.

“I’ll never ever forget you and will think of you every second of every day. I can’t believe you’re not going to be here to celebrate my birthday. My birthday wish was for you to get better but God only takes the best.”

Miss Ashworth, a sixth form pupil at King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, was initially taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but was later transferred to the critical care unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Her family, including parents Chris and Maxine, had kept a bedside vigil.

Miss Ashworth’s boyfriend, Robert Taylor, wrote: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll miss you more than anyone can say.”

Mr and Mrs Ashworth said they were “very proud” of their daughter, who had been preparing to take her driving test and had ambitions to study performing arts after her final year at school.

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

Driver Naomi Jones, from Wesham, and passenger Ellen Richardson, from Lytham, both remain in a stable condition in Blackpool Victoria Hospital after suffering what police described as “serious injuries”.