Kent

Zoe Georgiou: Tribute to 'thoughtful daughter' after crash

Zoe Georgiou with her boyfriend Joe Image copyright Kent Police
Image caption Zoe Georgiou was walking with her boyfriend Joe when she was fatally injured

A teenager who died when she was hit by a car while walking with her boyfriend in Kent was "determined, thoughtful and generous", her family has said.

Zoe Georgiou, 16, was crossing the B2163 Heath Road in Coxheath when the crash happened on Saturday evening.

In a tribute, her family said: "Her greatest asset was her ability to make and stay friends with so many people."

Zoe was a pupil at Invicta Grammar School, in Maidstone, which described her as "bright, happy and creative".

'High achiever'

Head teacher Julie Derrick said the student had expressed an interest in studying medicine at university and pursuing a medical career.

Her family added that she had been a "high achiever" who would turn her hand to almost anything, excelling in music and sport.

Zoe was a keen gymnast with Pegasus Gymnastics Club, a swimmer with Maidstone Swimming Club and she played football with Maidstone Girls, they said.

"She was a wonderfully thoughtful and generous child who was not only determined to achieve success in her life but who was great fun to be around."

Zoe died at the scene of the accident at about 18:00 GMT after she was struck by a silver Mazda.

Kent Police said there had been no arrests.

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