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“She brought smiles to all faces at all times”: Tributes to nine-year-old girl killed in Altrincham car crash

By David Prior at

The family of a nine-year-old girl who died in a car crash in Altrincham have paid tribute to her.

Olivia Edohasim “brought smiles to all faces at all times”, a statement from her family said.

Olivia was pronounced dead at the scene when the black Toyota Auris she was travelling in with her sister and father hit a brick wall by a block of flats near the junction of Manchester Road and Stamford Brook Road.

Emergency services had been called to the scene shortly after 10.50am on Saturday May 7th.

Her 45-year-old father and 11-year-old sister remain in hospital in a stable condition and are recovering from their injuries.

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Olivia Edohasim, the nine-year-old girl who died in the crash

Paying tribute to her, Olivia’s family said: “Olivia Edohasim was delivered to the world in late summer 2006. This little bundle of joy was gladly welcomed and breezed through her milestones with ease.

“She brought smiles to all faces at all times and was the star daughter, sister, granddaughter and god daughter.

“She was exceptional at school and left a blaze of success in all that she engaged in and was never afraid to step out of her comfort zone. She grew up and was nurtured in her family’s traditional Christian beliefs.

“She will be greatly missed by all of us but will remain in our thoughts and hearts forever.”

Investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The scene of the car crash on May 7th

The scene of the car crash on May 7th