A 20-year-old woman who was killed when a BMW ploughed into pedestrians in Greater Manchester has been pictured for the first time.
Sophie Louise Smith died of her injuries after the crash in Trafford Park, Manchester, on Thursday evening.
Friends have been paying tribute to her on social media, calling her a ‘beautiful young woman taken far too young’.
Mourners have left flowers and lit candles near the scene of the accident, spelling out her initials, SLS, the Mirror reports.
Jade Jones wrote: ‘I can’t believe the news, so heart breaking such a lovely beautiful young woman taken far too young.’
Another friend, Ella Jayne Haslam, said: ‘So sad to hear about this, RIP Sophie never thanked you enough for being my first childhood friend… such a lovely girl.’
Police said the blue BMW 330D M Sport Auto Estate hit a crowd of people sending victims ‘flying everywhere’ at 9.49pm in an area known as ‘The Magic Roundabout’.
The driver failed to stop, police said. A blue BMW which is believed to have been involved in the collision was later found in neighbouring Salford.
In the early hours of Friday, police detained a 21-year-old man on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision.
A 26-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.