Car was ‘driving the wrong way on the M6’ before crash that killed girl

Three-year-old Faye Dawson was killed in the tragic crash (Picture: Lancs Live/MEN Media)

A three-year-old girl has died after the car she was in collided with a Porsche Boxster which was “driving the wrong way on the M6”.

Faye Dawson, who was traveling with her mother and another passenger, died after the crash on Saturday.

The other two occupants of the car are hospitalized with serious injuries.

A 79-year-old man who drove the Porsche Boxster also died.

Young Faye, from Wallasey, Merseyside, was traveling in a Vauxhall Meriva on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 28 and 29.

Police said they suspected the 79-year-old Porsche was traveling in the wrong direction, having entered the freeway at exit 28 via the southbound ramp.

Faye’s heartbroken family have paid tribute to the “loving and caring” little girl who “was loved by all who met her”.

They said: ‘Our beautiful Faye Grace, words will never express the grief we have all been going through since you were tragically taken from us. We can’t see the future without you, it’s left a huge hole in our lives.

“Everyone says how precious their daughter/granddaughter is, but you were an exception, you were such a smart little girl who was very funny and made us all laugh all the time.

GV of M6 near Leyland

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 28 and 29 (Photo: Google)

“You were so loving and caring and above all much loved by everyone who met you. You are now at rest with your great nanny, great grandfather and uncle Jimmy. Words won’t justify how far you go. we all miss you and how much we all love you.

The family also mentioned his mother, who is still recovering in hospital.

“Your mum is so brave and she will continue to make you proud. You were too small to be taken from us, but we know the angels will take care of you and they are lucky to have you dancing in heaven with them.

“We are all heartbroken that you were taken much too young, but we are so happy to have you for the time we have. RIP baby girl we all miss you and we will carry on forever. All our love.

Lancashire Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward, particularly anyone with a dash cam.

Sergeant Craig Booth, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘This collision has left both families grieving in a way most of us will never understand.

“On behalf of Lancashire Police and the investigation team, I would like them to know that our thoughts are with them all, they are being supported by specially trained officers following this traumatic incident.

“I think I should also mention all the emergency services there who are also trying to figure out what happened.”

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