TRIBUTES of love and friendship have been made after a 19-year-old girl died in a car crash in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Victoria-Louise Williams, from Elton, lost her life when her Vauxhall Corsa collided with a lamppost on the A56 Chester Road at 1.36am.
She was driving with an 18-year-old friend between Frodsham and Helsby when she lost control of the car near to the Tarvin Road junction.
The female passenger, also from Elton, survived the crash but Vicky, as she was known, died from her injuries at the scene.
She is the eleventh fatality in two weeks following road traffic accidents on Cheshire’s roads.
The friend, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was still being treated for injuries at the Countess of Chester hospital when The Chronicle went to press.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or those who saw the Corsa prior to the accident.
Vicky leaves behind parents Colin and Lesley and younger brothers Cameron and Connor who she lived with at Redwood Drive in Elton.
She is described by her family as a girl who enjoyed life and socialising with friends in Elton and Helsby and had a love of music and Marilyn Monroe.
Her dream was to one day join the army as an officer in the Army Medical Corps.
Vicky was studying to be a nurse at West Cheshire College and was employed as a care assistant at Loxley Hall in Helsby.
Staff and residents she cared for have been devastated by the news of her sudden death.
Manager Joanne Turner said: “She was a lovely girl, very laid back with a cheeky smile. You could not help but like her.
“One member of staff has gone home. The others are trundling through but they are just not functioning.”
A student on West Cheshire’s access to higher education course in health, nursing care and human sciences, Vicky was described by staff as highly motivated and hardworking.
Programme leader Madeleine Clews said: “She showed great promise and was a popular young woman with a bright future ahead of her.
“Her untimely death is a dreadful tragedy. She will be sadly missed by all.
“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”
Shocked friends left goodbye messages on Vicky’s social-networking Bebo site.
One from Kevin E read: “Heaven got one angel far too soon, sleep in peace honey xxxx”.
Another from former colleague Sophie read: “I know everyone will miss you and you will always be in our hearts.”