Fundraising appeal launched in memory of accident victim

A FUNDRAISING appeal has raised thousands of pounds within days of being launched in memory of a young road accident victim.

Twenty-two-year old Amy Savage, from Cheddleton, died when the car in which she was travelling with two others crashed on a country road near Leek on Sunday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 26 year old car driver, from Leek, who escaped serious injury, failed a breath test at the scene of the collision on the B5053 between Onecote and Bottomhouse. He was arrested and has since been released pending further inquiries.

A front-seat passenger in the wrecked red WV Passat, a 30 year old man, from Biddulph, was airlifted to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, after suffering serious chest injuries.

A fund set up on social media by Amy’s school friend, Emma Watson, 22, from Leek, has already raised more than £3,200 to help pay towards funeral costs.

.Anyone with information about the collision, which occurred at around 7am on Sunday, at the junction of the B5053 (Bottom Lane) with Blakelow Road and Fairview Road, is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 192 of July 2.

Officers wish to hear from anyone who saw red VW Passat before the crash or who witnessed  the collision. They should call 101, quoting incident number 192 of July 2.

To support the fundraising appeal log onto https://www.gofundme.com/in-memory-of-amy-savage.