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Staunton Country Park crash: Tribute paid to Payton Sparks

Payton Sparks
Image caption All Payton Sparks had to give "was love and laughter", her mother said

The family of a 16-year-old girl who died in a car crash has described her as "a treasure".

Payton Sparks, from Havant was killed when the green Vauxhall Tigra she was travelling in struck a building at Staunton Country Park in Havant.

In a statement, her mother Lisa Sparks said: "All she had to give was love and laughter. She had so much for everyone."

The crash happened in Petersfield Road, just before 23:00 BST on Saturday.

Her mother added: "We went everywhere together, it just doesn't seem possible to have a life without her - I miss her so much and I will love her forever."

Payton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 19-year-old Hayling Island man, was taken Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth suffering serious injuries.

A 14-year-old boy who suffered serious leg and head injuries was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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