Tragedy as two young sisters die in crash
Afamily has been left devastated after two young sisters died when the car they were travelling in crashed into a ditch on a Wisbech road. Jessica Portor ( seven) and her 10- year- old sister Tamzin, from LongSutton, diedfromheadinjuries whentheFordFocusthey were travelling in crashed on the A47 at Wisbech on December27. Thegirls’ father, 12- yearoldbrotherandanotherwoman suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Both girls’ parents have paid tribute to their ‘ angels,’ and thanked friends and family for their support following the tragedy.
Paying tribute to Tamzin, her parents said: ““Tamzin was a comical little girl. She was always happy and saw the funny side of things. She was a good student and helped out at school. She loved helping people. Tamzin loved to sing with her friends and would write her own lyrics. She loved to socialise and was a fun person to be around. Her latest craze was Moshi Monsters and Doctor Who.”
Paying tribute to Jessica, they said: “Jessica was a lively girl who loved to dance and eat chocolate. She loved to wear make- up and going out. Jessica was also very comical and had bagsof energy. Shewouldbring alive any room she was in. Both Jessica and Tamzin loved music, singing and their pet dogs.”
The girls’ parents added: “Theloss of our little angels can never be replaced. The whole family and friends are devastated. The family would like to thank all the well- wishers who have passed on their condolences.”
An inquest into the deaths was opened on December 31, and adjourned until a future date.
Police are still appealing for information about the moments leading up to the crash, which happened at about 6.40pm near the junction with Broad End Road
Chief I nspector Chris Spinks, head of road policing in Norfolk and Suffolk, extended his sympathies to the girl’s family and friends.
Hesaid: “Fatal collisions are tragic in anycircumstancesbut given the fact that two young lives have been lost at this time of year seems to make it that much worse.
“Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting the bereaved relatives and collision investigation officers are piecing together theeventsthat led to the crash.”
Anyone with information should contact Norfolk police on 101.
Jessica Portor ( Left) and Tamzin Portor ( Right)
The scene of the crash