Best friends, both 20, killed in car crash on way home from Christmas shopping trip

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Best friends Rebecca Doughty, left, and Ellie Crossley, right, died in a car crash near Chester last Thursday. (Reach)
Best friends Rebecca Doughty, left, and Ellie Crossley, right, died in a car crash near Chester last Thursday. (Reach)

Two best friends have died in a car crash on their way home from a Christmas shopping trip.

Ellie Crossley and Rebecca Doughty, both 20, were killed in a crash on the A5117 road at Mollington on the border between England and Wales last Thursday.

They were returning home to Flintshire in Wales after buying Christmas gifts for friends and family.

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Their silver Citroen was in a collision with a blue BMW on Parkgate Road, Chester, just before 9.30pm.

Both women were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 28-year-old driver of the BMW was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Ms Crossley, from Holywell, and Ms Doughty, from Connah’s Quay, were described as “lifelong friends”.

In a statement, their two families said: “Ellie Crossley, from Holywell, and Rebecca Doughty, of Connah's Quay, were lifelong friends.

“The girls, both aged 20, were travelling home from a Christmas shopping trip when they were tragically involved in a fatal road traffic collision.

Two best friends were killed in a car crash on the A5117 close to Parkgate Road at Mollington, near Chester. (Google)
Two best friends were killed in a car crash on the A5117 close to Parkgate Road at Mollington, near Chester. (Google)

“Both families, and their friends, have been left truly devastated by this tragic event and will sadly miss them.

"Close friends for their short lives, they will be in our hearts forever."

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Cheshire Police have made an appeal for information about the crash.

In a statement, it said: “Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.”

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Cheshire Police, quoting IML 1141034, by calling 101 or reporting it via the Cheshire Police website.

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