First picture of schoolgirl mowed down and killed by a pick-up truck

The schoolgirl killed after her prom: Sixteen-year-old who was fatally run over by a pick-up truck on the way home from end-of-term bash is pictured

  • Audrey Fillon, 16, was returning home after celebrating with other school leavers
  • Audrey was returning home after the prom when she was hit by the Nissan truck
  • Her family have now released a picture of Audrey as tributes begin to pour in

This is the first picture of the schoolgirl mowed down and killed by a pick-up truck driver on her way home from the school prom. 

Audrey Fillon, 16, was returning home after celebrating with other school leavers when she was hit by a Nissan pick-up truck in the early hours of Friday morning.

Devon and Cornwall Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash on the A361 North Devon Link Road and have also issued a plea for witnesses.

And her family have now released a picture of Audrey as tributes begin to pour in.

Audrey Fillon (pictured), 16, was returning home after celebrating with other school leavers when she was hit by a Nissan Pick-up truck in the early hours of Friday morning

Devon and Cornwall Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash on the A361 North Devon Link Road (pictured) and have also issued a plea for witnesses

The Braunton Academy pupil had spent the evening at Barnstaple Hotel which hosts the school’s annual prom for school leavers.

The event was attended by 95 pupils who enjoyed a non-alcoholic drinks arrival followed by a two-course meal and then a disco.

One friend said: ‘What an absolutely devastating end to such a momentous evening in a young girls life. Truly heartbreaking.’

It is understood the driver of the pick-up truck has been spoken to by police but has not been arrested.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘Her next of kin have been informed and request privacy at this difficult time.

‘Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area during the time of the incident as they could hold information that could assist with the investigation.’

Condolences have come from Barnstaple Hotels group HR manager Andrew Mosedale.

He said: ‘Our condolences go to the family. We have done some checking and the young lady was at the prom for the whole thing which finished at 11pm.

‘We don’t know what happened after that or what provisions were made to get themselves away and back to their homes.’

Tributes have been pouring in for the family.

Julie Long says: ‘So very sad, thoughts are with her family and friends.’

Eden Robinson said: ‘Poor family. Can’t imagine what they are going through.’

Alana Mellowship: ‘Thoughts with her parents.’

Others left messages of condolence to the family for a ‘beautiful daughter’.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area during the time of the incident as they could hold information that could assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information should contact [email protected] quoting log number 40 for 28 June. 

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