Schoolgirl, 16, mowed down by pick-up truck in prom night tragedy


Devon and Cornwall Police are calling for witnesses to come forward. (SWNS)

A teenage girl who was killed by a pick-up truck on the way home from her school prom has been pictured for the first time.

Audrey Fillon, 16, was returning home after celebrating the end of her GCSEs with her peers when she was struck by a Nissan pick-up truck in the early hours of Friday June 28.

Her family have released a picture of Audrey as tributes continue to be paid to the teenager.

The Braunton Academy pupil had spent the evening at Barnstaple Hotel which hosts the school’s annual prom.

Audrey Fillon - one friend has described the incident as "truly heartbreaking", (SWNS)

The event was attended by 95 pupils who enjoyed a non-alcoholic drinks arrival followed by a two-course meal and then a disco.

One friend said: "What an absolutely devastating end to such a momentous evening in a young girls life. Truly heartbreaking."

It is understood the driver of the pick-up truck has been spoken to by police but has not been arrested.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Her next of kin have been informed and request privacy at this difficult time.

"Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area during the time of the incident as they could hold information that could assist with the investigation."

Emergency services at the spot on the A361 where a 16 year old was knocked down and killed. (SWNS)

Condolences have come from Barnstaple Hotels group HR manager Andrew Mosedale.

He said: “Our condolences go to the family. We have done some checking and the young lady was at the prom for the whole thing which finished at 11pm.

"We don’t know what happened after that or what provisions were made to get themselves away and back to their homes."

Others left messages of condolence to the family for a 'beautiful daughter'.

Anyone with information should contact 101@dc.police.uk quoting log number 40 for 28 June.

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