Pictured: ‘Beautiful’ schoolgirl, 12, killed by van as she got off bus

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Police released a picture of Lexi McDavid  (Merseyside Police)
Police released a picture of Lexi McDavid (Merseyside Police)

This is the first picture of a “beautiful” 12-year-old schoolgirl who was killed after being knocked over by a van in Merseyside.

Lexi McDavid was rushed to hospital at around 3.30pm on Tuesday after being hit by a white Mercedes van as she got off a bus.

The schoolgirl died a short time later, Merseyside Police said.

The driver of the van remained at the scene and is continuing to assist police with enquiries into the fatal collision, the force added.

The Liverpool Echo reported tributes being left at the scene of the collision in Princess Drive.

One of the hand-written tributes, written on a wooden box filled with white and pink roses, read: “Love you baby girl. Miss you so much Angel.”

Another close friend of the family wrote on Facebook: “Rest in peace to our beautiful baby girl Lexi. I can’t believe you’re gone thinking of all the family at this time.”

DS Andy Roper from Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts and condolences this morning are very much with the family of Lexi, who has lost her life at a tragically young age, and they are receiving the support of specialist officers.

“An investigation is ongoing and we’d ask that anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on dashcam or other devices and has yet to come forward does so as soon as possible.

“Your information could be vital to our investigation. Whether you come to us directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, all information will be acted upon.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email sciu@merseyside.police.uk or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 22000392385.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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