A HEARTBROKEN couple and long-time friends of a Southampton mum who died in a horror crash have set up a fundraiser to help her baby daughter.

Owen Bance and his partner Chloe Mangiagalli have been friend of Mia Wort and her partner Sam for many years.

As previously reported, Mia was the passenger of a Ford Focus which was involved in a crash with a black Audi A3 on Kanes Hill.

The 18-year-old of Honeysuckle Road, was rushed to hospital where she died of her injuries.


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Owen, a 20-year-old warehouse operative, said Mia's death came as "a massive shock".

The two couple's were close friends and the children were born just 10 days apart.

The couple spent the baby's first Christmas together and would support each other though the ups and downs of parenthood.

"My heart broke when Sam (Mia's partner) called me" he said. "It's been torn to pieces.

"Being told that, we were in disbelief that she was gone.

""She adored her daughter. Seeing them (Mia and Sam) you knew nothing could break them, they were unstoppable."

Now, Owen and Chloe are working with Hey Fancy Nancy, a small business for vintage clothing fond to Mia's heart, to help raise funds for her daughter and partner Sam.

Owen continued: "Mia loved vintage clothes, vintage dresses, vintage baby clothes.

"She would spend hundreds on these handmade clothes and would post them all over Instagram.

"What we want to do is raise some money to go towards Mia's funeral and a future for her daughter.

"As a really close friend of Mia and her little family it would mean a great deal that something can be done to help out."

Daily Echo: Mia and her partner SamMia and her partner Sam

Keighley Hare, owner of Hey Fancy Nancy, said: "Mia absolutely loved vintage clothing and everyone in the little vintage community spoke to her regularly and was so fond of her.

"We all want to come together in such uncertain times and try and help [her daughter] and her family as much as possible.

"The thought of leaving my children behind scares the life out of me and I just can not bear the thought of it, please please help this family by donating and sharing. I just know Mia would be so so grateful for any help."

A 36-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit; dangerous driving; failing to stop following a road traffic collision; aggravated vehicle taking; causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by careless driving and causing death by driving whilst disqualified.

He has since been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call 101, quoting 44210281745.

To donate, visit: www.gofundme.com/f/anastasia-her-family