Tribute to Barnsley teenager killed in collision

Heartbroken family and friends of Barnsley teenager Paige Bateman have paid tribute to their “bright, caring and beautiful girl.”

Paige, 14, was killed on Friday in a collision involving a lorry on Doncaster Road, Barnsley, near to its junctions with Heathfield and Vaal Street. The incident occured at around 3pm.

Paige’s family said: “We are absolutely devastated by what has happened and words cannot describe how much Paige meant to all of her family and friends. Paige was a bright, caring and beautiful girl who loved her family so much.

“Paige has a twin, Nina, and they have a younger sister Emily and little brother Parker. Paige was a popular pupil at Barnsley Academy, and was much loved by all her school friends. Her favourite subject was history and she was excelling in all her subjects.

“Paige talked about wanting to be a midwife when she grew up and working alongside her sister Nina, and she was looking forward to the arrival of a baby cousin in September.

“Flowers are currently being placed by the sign post next to where the incident happened and we are grateful to everyone who has shown their support throughout this heart-breaking time.”

Police are asking for witnesses or those with dash cam footage of the crash to get in touch with South Yorkshire Police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 550 of 27 April.