Tributes are paid to ‘beautiful and kind’ schoolgirl, 14, who was killed by BMW driver in hit-and-run while on her way to lessons

  • Mia Strothers, 14, suffered fatal injuries after being hit by the car in Manchester
  • She was rushed to hospital but died from her catastrophic injuries on Monday 
  • Kevin Pryce, 45, from Oldham has been charged over the crash
  • He is accused of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop or report a road traffic collision and driving without a licence or insurance 

Tributes have poured in for a 14-year-old girl killed in a horror hit-and-run crash while walking to school. 

Mia Strothers suffered fatal injuries after being hit by the car on her way to school in Moston, North Manchester, on Monday at 8.15am.  

Security worker Kevin Pryce, 45, from Oldham, has been charged over the crash.

Tributes have poured in for 14-year-old Mia Strothers (pictured) – killed in a horror hit-and-run crash while walking to school

He has been accused of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop or report a road traffic collision and driving without a licence or insurance.

He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates’ Court later today.  

Mia’s family friend Chelsea Cook told The Sun: ‘Mia was a beautiful, kind and very much loved 14-year-old who had her whole life in front of her.

‘Mia was simply going to school that day like any other, as you can imagine her family are inconsolable and struggling to come to terms with how their precious girl has become an angel at such a young age.’ 

Linzi Walker described Mia as a ‘beautiful princess’ and added: ‘I thought the absolute world of her.’  

Police are believed to be investigating claims the BMW may have been speeding and jumped a red light in the moments before the collision.


She suffered fatal injuries after being hit by the car on her way to school in Moston, North Manchester, on Monday at 8.15am. Security worker Kevin Pryce, 45, from Oldham, has been charged over the crash

Friends have now set up a fundraising campaign in Mia’s memory which had already raised more than £2,000 with an hour of it being posted online.

Family friend Chelsea Cook said: ‘Mia was a beautiful, kind and very much loved 14 year old who had her whole life in front of her.

‘She was struck by a speeding driver who went through a red light and ploughed in to her causing incredibly damage to her tiny body. Unfortunately due to her injuries she couldn’t fight any longer and sadly lost her life on Wednesday 7th October in the early hours.

‘Mia was simply going to school that day like any other, as you can imagine her family are inconsolable and struggling to come to terms with how their precious girl has become an angel at such a young age.

‘Although at present all they want is to grieve in peace we want to ensure the family are supported financially to prepare to give Mia the best send off that a princess deserves.

He has been accused of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop or report a road traffic collision and driving without a licence or insurance. Pictured: Police on the scene

‘I am therefore trying to raise funds to support the family at this extremely difficult time. I know it’s a hard time for everyone money wise however this could happen to ANY of us therefore I am asking for you to PLEASE donate no matter how big or small to support this beautiful family.’

Friends have now set up a fundraising campaign in Mia’s memory which had already raised more than £2,000 with an hour of it being posted online

Linzi Walker described Mia as a ‘beautiful princess’ and added: ‘I thought the absolute world of her. The nicest, kindest and most polite girl with the sweetest face and cutest cheeky smile. Fly high beautiful angel.’

The crash prompted a major emergency response, including the air ambulance, land ambulances, rapid response vehicles and advanced paramedics. Police taped off Lightbowne Road, as well as nearby Nuthurst Road and Kenyon Lane in Moston for several hours on Monday.

Police said the BMW was travelling southbound on Lightbowne Road when it collided with Mia who was crossing the road from the nearside.

PC Suzanne Keenan of Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘This was a nasty collision and our thoughts are with the girl’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

‘Our enquiries are ongoing as we try to understand the full circumstances surrounding this incident and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the collision who witnessed what happened.

‘We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have recorded dash-cam footage on or around the time of the incident, or who may have seen the silver BMW 318 in the immediate area. If you have any information that could assist with our enquiries then please come forward and speak with police.’

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