Girl, six, who died after car crash near Kempsford is named as local girl Jess Marie Wright-Roberts

Girl, six, who died after car crash near Kempsford is named as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts

Girl, six, who died after car crash near Kempsford is named as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts

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A GIRL, aged six, who died in a crash near Marston Meysey and Kempsford on Saturday has been identified as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts from Kempsford.

The crash took place on the C124 west of Kempsford, about 400m west of The Street, Marston Meysey, shortly before 1pm on Saturday, July 19.

A blue Land Rover Discovery came off the carriageway and smashed into a hedge.

The six-year-old girl died as a result of her injuries.

She has now been formally identified as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts, of Kempsford, near Fairford.

Jess had been travelling in the car with her two brothers, aged seven and two, and her 26-year-old step-mother who was driving.

Ambulances attended the scene from both Wiltshire and Gloucestershire as well as an air ambulance.

The female driver was air lifted to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Both boys were driven to the John Radcliffe hospital by land ambulance, accompanied by their father, who was not in the car at the time of the crash. Neither of these two children were seriously injured.

Specially trained family liaison officers from both Wiltshire Police and Warwickshire Police, where Jess’ mother lives, have been provided to offer support to the families at this time.

Police urge any witnesses to come forward who may have seen the crash or the vehicle involved before it occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

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