Family pay tribute to ‘most beautiful’ teenage student, 18, killed in horror crash just one week before she was set to fulfil her childhood dream
- Hallie Mae Colquhoun, 18, died after a fatal collision on Tuesday near her home
Tributes have poured in for the ‘most beautiful’ teenager who was tragically killed in a horror crash – just one week before she was to due to open up her dream dance school.
Hallie Mae Colquhoun, 18, died following a fatal collision just after 5.30pm on September 12, on Watford Road, West Haddon, near her home in Corby, Northamptonshire.
Hallie was driving a black FIAT 500 when a white VW Tiguan SE, travelling in the opposite direction, smashed into her.
In a devastatingly raw tribute, Hallie’s mother, Emma Colquhoun, wrote that the hearts of the family were ‘completely broken’, wishing they could ‘wake up from this nightmare’ and have Hallie back in their arms.
Emma said that Hallie was ‘the most beautiful girl inside and out’ as well as passionate, driven, determined and focused – evidenced by her extraordinary ambitions to start her own dance studio at only 18.
She wrote: ‘Last night our world fell apart when our beautiful baby girl was taken from us.
‘I never thought in a million years I would be writing something like this and did not want to put it on social media but as most of you know, Hallie was due to open her dance school next week and we feel this is the best way to get the message out to the parents and students.
‘I feel I owe it to Hallie to tell you all how amazing she is. The most beautiful girl inside and out, with the kindest heart ever.
‘She cares about everyone and family is everything to her. She’s passionate, driven, determined and focused.
‘She had such big plans for Ignite Dance Space and put her heart and soul into creating something special.
‘She is everything to us, a truly beautiful and special girl. We are so privileged to have had you for 18 years.
‘I just wish that we could wake up from this nightmare and have you back in our arms. We are the proudest parents and so fortunate that you’re our girl.
‘We are all devastated beyond words and will never come to terms with losing you.
‘I would always tell Hallie that I love her more than life. Well yesterday our lives ended.
‘No parent should have to go through this. Our hearts are completely broken’
Her devastated family posted an emotional tribute on a GoFundMe page that has been setup ‘to supplement anything that could go towards Hallie’s send off, legacy, or memory’.
Tributes included a story which showed how ‘special’ Hallie was in convincing her parents to register as foster parents, at the age of 14, in order to take in a girl from a ‘broken home’ and ‘share he loving home with her’
Organiser Kaira Ahmed wrote: ‘No one ever deserves to go through this, but this family will never be able to recover’.
Northamptonshire Police said that they are appealing for witnesses after the fatal road traffic crash on Watford Road, West Haddon.
In a statement, the force said: ‘Shortly after 5.30pm Tuesday, September 12, a collision occurred between the driver of a black FIAT 500 and the driver of a white VW Tiguan SE travelling in the opposite direction.
‘Sadly, the driver of the FIAT, a young woman from Corby, died at the scene.
‘The front seat passenger in the Tiguan sustained serious injuries and was taken to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.
‘Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam footage of the collision’.
Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615, or Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Witnesses are asked to quote incident number 23000568350 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.