The best friend of one of the “little angels” who tragically died after a car crash on the A47 has paid tribute to the lively youngster.
Sisters Tamzin, 10, and seven-year-old Jessica Portor suffered serious head injuries after a black Ford Focus rolled and ended up near a ditch at Walsoken on Thursday.
The girls, who lived in Sutton Bridge, were later pronounced dead at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The sisters are believed to have been travelling to the cinema with their father, Allan, 38, his partner, Marie Easter, and their 12-year-old brother when the accident happened. They suffered minor injuries.
Tribute has been paid to the girls by their mother Lorraine Mason and her former partner Mr Portor, who is believed to live in Terrington St Clement.
They say in a statement: “The loss of our little angels can never be replaced. The whole family and friends are devastated. The family would like to thank all the well-wishers who have passed on their condolences.”
Jazmine Callaby, 10, has been devastated by the loss of her best friend, Tamzin, who attended Sutton Bridge Westmere Primary School with her sister.
Jazmine said: “She was my best friend. We always used to sing songs together and dance.
“I am going to miss her.”
Jazmine’s mum Tracy also paid tribute to the girls.
She said: “They were pretty girls and always smiling.
“Tamzin was friendly to everyone and all the kids got on with her.
“The village is in shock.”
Police are now investigating the circumstances of the crash, which happened close to the Broad End Road junction.
The car was being driven by the 43-year-old woman and was heading towards Wisbech when the incident happened at about 6.40pm.
The road was closed in both directions for several hours.
Head of Road Policing, Chief Insp Chris Spinks is appealing for witnesses. He said: “Fatal collisions are tragic in any circumstances but given the fact that two young lives have been lost at this time of year seems to make it that much worse.
“The circumstances are still unclear at this stage and I would ask anyone who thinks they might have information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward.”
Contact Sgt Peter Howlett on the 101 number (calls 15p).
An inquest on the girls was opened and adjourned in Norwich yesterday.
Fenland councillor Roger Green was killed in a head-on crash on the same stretch of road in 2011.