A family have released a heartbreaking tribute to a 16-year-old girl who died after being hit by a lorry.
Eliza Bill died following the collision which occurred on London Road in Osbournby, Lincolnshire, at 4.43pm on Monday.
A 14-year-old girl was also injured, although police said her injuries are not thought to be serious.
Eliza’s family described her as having "the most beautiful soul", calling her their "princess", reports Lincolnshire Live .
The full family statement read: "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 say that they would like to say thanks to all in the local community and all of Eliza’s friends who have been so kind to them since they moved to the area earlier this year.
Wayne Birks, principal at Eliza’s school St George’s Academy, has posted the following tribute to the "kind-hearted" student whose ambition was to go into teaching.
He wrote: "It was with the greatest sadness that we have been informed of the tragic death of Eliza Bill, year 11, in a road traffic accident on Monday evening.
"We understand that another St George’s student was also injured in the incident but her injuries are not thought to be serious.
"The staff, students and governors of St George’s Academy would like to pass on their sincere condolences to Eliza’s family and friends.
"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.
"We have provided an outside space for any floral or other tributes, opened a book of condolence in our main library on the Sleaford campus and have suspended year 11 mock examinations across the whole academy on Tuesday and today as a mark of respect.
"Students and staff also have access to counselling services at this difficult time."
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 with reference number 290 of December 3.
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