A56 crash: Tragedy as teenage girl Bonny Rae Barrow, 15, dies in horror smash after van veered off road | The Sun

A SCHOOLGIRL who was left fighting for her life after a horror smash has now died.

Bonny Rae Barrow, 15, was the passenger in a van when it veered off the road on Friday night.

It smashed through a metal barrier off the carriageway of the A56 Accrington Bypass slip road and down into a steep ravine below.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Huncoat, Lancs., and the teen, and 23-year-old driver, were raced to hospital.

Bonny Rae was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital then transferred to Wythenshawe Hospital where she tragically died.

A man, 23, has now been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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The man also suffered serious injuries including a number of fractures.

Police are now urging witnesses to come forward if they saw the Mercedes Sprinter van.

Sgt Phil Baxendale, of the Specialist Operations Road Policing Unit, said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with the loved ones of the young girl who has sadly lost her life.

"While we have made an arrest our investigation is ongoing and I would continue to appeal to anyone who either saw the collision itself, or the van beforehand, or who has any footage which could assist in our investigation, to get in touch.”

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Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1253 of July 7.

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