13:38 Monday 09 December 2013

Crash victim named as 18-year-old beautician

Written byROB SMYTH

POLICE have named an 18-year-old beautician who died following a road accident.

Olivia Flanagan, of Measham, had been on her way home from her new job at Boots in Fosse Park, Leicester, when she died after being involved in a crash on the A511 near Coalville.

The youngster, who was also studying at Stephenson College, had started her new job only three weeks before the crash.

Her brother, Chris, via Facebook, stated: “Sorry to tell everyone such sad news but our beautiful daughter, sister and girlfriend Olivia Flanagan sadly passed away in a car accident.

“Please can you say a prayer for our beautiful girl and thank you for all your support.”

The collision happened at around 7pm on Thursday.

Olivia previously studied at Ashby High School and also attended schools in Measham and Ibstock.

She is survived by her parents, her brother, Chris, 21, and her sister, Katie, 23, who had a three-year-old son, Ben.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested and police from the East Midland’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

It happened on the A511 Stephenson Way between Stephenson College and the A447 Hoo Ash roundabout.

The collision involved five vehicles – Olivia’s silver Peugeot 206, a black Ford Fiesta, a black VW Passat, a grey Seat Exeo and a black Peugeot 406.

Detective Constable Seamus Burns said: “The Passat was travelling along the A511 from the roundabout towards Stephenson College and the other four vehicles were travelling in the opposite direction.

“We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles beforehand to contact the police. The Passat is quite distinctive and had diagonal reflective markings on the back.

“If you remember seeing this vehicle or can help in any way please get in touch.”

The driver of the Passat was injured and was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary where he remains.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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