TRIBUTES have been paid to an inspirational teenager who died after a crash in Bodelwyddan.
Pedestrian Lucy Brown, 18, of Prestatyn, died after becoming caught up in a collision involving a red Mercedes Box van and a white Vauxhall Corsa on Abergele Road on the morning of November 27.
An investigation has been launched by North Wales Police and the 58-year-old driver of the van has been released on bail until February after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. Tribute sites have been set up on Facebook with friends and family leaving their memories of the former Emrys ap Iwan pupil.
Rachael Ann Muia said: “Lucy was an inspiration to so many people. Always the first to offer a hand of friendship and an ability to touch the hearts of everyone she met.
“Her smile could light up a room. It was an honour to have taught her.”
Lucy, who was a keen dancer, was a former member of the Bodelwyddan Marblettes morris dancing troupe and was a member of Funkystars in Abergele.
She was studying at Llandrillo College’s Denbigh campus.
Hannah Marie Turner wrote: “Such a beautiful girl and an old friend, you rest in peace we will all be thinking about you, another star added to the sky.”
A spokesman for Funkystars said: “We are very saddened by the loss of our ‘Lucie Lou’ she has been with us for over two years and she was a massive part of the troupe.
“She was so kind and helpful always willing to help anyone learn new dance routines and our dancers have said that they have lost their big sister.”
Kathryn Jones, of the Marblettes, is organising a fundraising evening at Ty Fry Inn, Bodelwyddan, starting at 6pm tomorrow (Thursday) in aid of the Lucy Brown Memorial Fund.
She said: “Lucy was a very popular girl.
“We have had a lot of donations towards the raffle, the kindness of people has been unbelievable. We are encouraging as many people as possible to come along.”
A portion of funds from the Marblettes monthly bingo, which is being held on Friday at 6pm at Bodelwyddan Community Centre, will also go towards the fund while High Street News Rhyl is selling raffle tickets towards the fund.