Wiltshire

Tara and Pippa Darlington killed in Morocco car crash

  • 18 September 2012
  • From the section Wiltshire
Darlington sisters, Pippa (l) and Tara (r)
The sisters had been on holiday in Morocco

Two sisters from Wiltshire have been killed in a car crash in Morocco.

Tara, 23, and Pippa Darlington, 21, from Whiteparish, Salisbury, died in the early hours of Monday, Wiltshire Police said.

Joshua Stump, 21, from Salisbury, who was travelling with them, was seriously injured and is being treated in hospital in Rabat.

The sisters' parents Patrick, 62, and Emma, 52, said it was meant to have been the "adventure of a lifetime".

'Light and laughter'

Paying tribute to their daughters, the couple said in a statement: "We are as a family completely devastated at the loss of both our daughters, Tara and Pippa, in a car accident in Morocco yesterday morning.

"They were two of the most beautiful, dynamic, energetic and fun-loving girls who brought light and laughter to whoever met them.

"They made a difference to so many lives and they lit up every room on entering.

"This trip was to be an adventure of a lifetime for which they had planned, worked hard and saved together for months to be able to do.

"They were joined on this adventure by Josh Stump who is currently in a coma fighting for his life in Rabat Hospital.

"Our thoughts and prayers are for him and his parents and little sister Emily."

Both women were entering their final year at their respective universities.

Their brother, Oscar, 15, added in the tribute: "They are my darling sisters and I love them very much.

"I was just reaching an age where we could do things together. Gone so soon but will never be forgotten and always in my heart."

Police said they were working with the Foreign Office.

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