Stockport Times West - - FRONT PAGE - Paul Brit­ton and Todd Fitzger­ald

TTRIBUTES have poured in af­ter a school­girl and a 22-year-old man were killed in an hor­rific car smash in Stock­port.

Levi Jade Ap­s­ley,15, was a pas­sen­ger in a blue Vaux­hall Corsa which ca­reered into a tree in Of­fer­ton.

Both Levi and the young man, who was thought to have been driv­ing, died at the scene of the tragedy.

Two other pas­sen­gers – an 18-yearold boy and 23-year-old man – were also in­jured in the crash. The older man is crit­i­cally ill in hos­pi­tal and is thought to have had emer­gency surgery. The teenager is de­scribed as ‘sta­ble’.

The dead man has not been named although mes­sages left at the scene pay trib­ute to ‘Bren­dan’.

A young fa­ther walk­ing his two dogs was left lucky to be alive af­ter be­ing thrown into the air when he was hit by the car – but one of his pets was killed.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called to the scene of the dev­as­tat­ing crash on Dial­stone Lane at 1.20am on Satur­day with fire­fight­ers cut­ting the ca­su­al­ties out of the car in the af­ter­math.

Heart­bro­ken fam­ily and friends of both vic­tims have vis­ited the scene – di­rectly out­side Dial­stone Lane Methodist Church – where scores of flo­ral trib­utes have been left in a makeshift shrine.

Popular Levi’s friends have spo­ken of their shock on a Face­book trib­ute site launched in her mem­ory.

Her sis­ter Molly said: “Baby girl i love you more than words can say”.

Levi Jade Ap­s­ley, who died in the crash when a car hit a tree

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