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Hundreds gather at Gosport to pay tribute at Olivia's funeral
10:28am Wednesday 4th December 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of family and friends turned out to pay their respects yesterday to a teen who was killed along with a friend after they were in collision with a car.
The service was held at St Mary’s Church, Gosport, near to where 16-year-old Olivia Lewry was hit, in Ann’s Hill Road, along with her friend Jasmine Allsop.
Jasmine’s “Barbie” themed funeral was held last Friday.
Olivia’s white coffin, adorned with bright pink flowers, was brought into the church with hundreds of mourners following behind. During the service, Reverend Andy Davis said Olivia was very popular and had lots of friends, many of whom called her Olive.
“Her family wanted to say to the younger people ‘remember how precious life is’ and to live life safely but to the full."
Police were called to Ann’s Hill Road in Gosport at 4.15am on November 3 following reports that a green Honda Civic had hit two girls.
Jasmine died at the scene, while Olivia died later after being taken to hospital.
- Samuel Etherington, 20, an unemployed sports coach from Stoners Close, Gosport, Hampshire, has been charged with manslaughter of the two girls and he is due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on January 3.
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