A schoolgirl killed in a car crash had a “smile that could light up the world”, her family has said.
Lily Rose Morris, 10, was taken to hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Oldham on Saturday but could not be saved.
The “beautiful, happy, little girl” was “loved by everyone who knew her,” her grieving relatives said in a statement.
A second child suffered head and ankle injuries in the collision and is in a stable condition in hospital.
Lily’s family say they have been left “absolutely devastated” by the tragedy.
“Words cannot describe the hurt and pain we are feeling now our little princess has been taken from us,” they added.
“Lily can no longer continue to grow into the amazing and bubbly young lady that she was becoming, no longer able to be the caring big sister that she was.
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“We are absolutely devastated over the loss of our Lily but we have been touched and overwhelmed by the support, kindness, and generosity of the community.
“We will all love you forever and be thinking of you always, our little poppet Lily.”
A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence.
He has been bailed pending further enquiries, Greater Manchester Police said.
Police are continuing to appeal for information about the incident, which happened in Coleridge Road at about 5pm and involved a red Land Rover Discovery.
PC Nicola Heap, of Greater Manchester Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “Our investigation is very much in its early stages and we would urge members of the public to remain calm and allow officers to investigate this incident.
“Anyone who has dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, or may have any information about the red Land Rover Discovery involved in the collision, should please contact police on 0161 856 4741.”
A crowdfunding page has been set up in memory of Lily and is already close to reaching its £7,000 target.
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