HEARTBROKEN friends are trying to arrange an event in memory of a Hampshire youngster killed in a road crash.

A Facebook page - “In memory of Jade Clark, gone but never forgot” - has been set-up by her friends for people to pay their respects to the popular student.

Pictures of the youngster as well as messages have been posted in tribute to the 16-year-old, who died when her red scooter was involved in a collision on the A31 near Ringwood on Sunday night.

Ideas for the upcoming event include a local fun day for families.

Tributes to the youngster include one from friend Becky Preston, who wrote: “I am still in such shock, we all are. I can't quite believe what's happened. Some people in life you meet and just like and you were one of them. Funky, beautiful, funny, kind and caring.

“Rest peacefully, sweet dreams angel.”

Kat Bryant added: “You were my best friend and I could talk to you about anything. “We had our ups and downs but we were always sisters at heart.

“You'll be sadly missed by everyone who knew you. I've lost a best friend/big sister but heaven's gained an angel. Love you squiggle. RIP.”

Police, who closed the road for more than 16 hours to allow specialist officers to examine the scene, described their investigation in the collision as “complex”.

More floral tributes were laid at the scene yesterday.

Jade was a member of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood.

She joined the group in 2009 and helped to raise £9,000 for charity through various fundraising initiatives. A statement from the service said: “Jade was a much-loved and valued member of our Young Firefighters Association at Ringwood.

"She was highly regarded by her instructors, both as a person and as a young firefighter. She displayed all the skills and courage to have gone on to become an excellent firefighter.

"Jade was a cheerful young lady with huge determination, dedication and confidence. To her friends and fellow cadets she was always there to give help and advice if she possibly could.

"Jade was also very family orientated and would speak about her brothers and sisters all the time.

"Jade will be remembered as being cheerful, cheeky, sometimes stubborn, but above all one of the gang. We are all going to miss her very much. "Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time and we have been in contact with them to offer our support."