Family's tribute to girl, 16, hit by lorry while walking near her home in Lincolnshire

Eliza Bill, 16, was killed in Osbournby, Lincolnshire, while walking near her home on Monday afternoon.

In a statement, her family said: "Eliza was the most beautiful soul. She touched the hearts of all who knew her with kindness and caring.

"She leaves us with broken hearts that will never mend.

"We will love you always, our princess. Your mum, dad and sister."

The family, who recently moved to Threekingham, thanked the local community for their support.

Another teen, a 14-year-old girl, was also injured in the crash on Monday.

Her injuries are not thought to be serious.

Eliza's school, St George's Academy, also paid tribute to year 11 student Eliza, with principal Wayne Birks saying: "Eliza was a quiet, warm and kind hearted student who was always willing to support her friends.

"She had recently expressed a desire to continue her studies in the sixth form and her ultimate ambition was to become a teaching assistant."

Floral tributes are today being placed at the school's Sleaford campus.

The year 11 mock exams have also been suspended.

The school said students and staff had been offered counselling.

Authorities are now asking for any witnesses who may have seen the collision, or the Scania lorry before the crash to come forward.

Please call 101 quoting incident 290 of 3rd December.

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