Coventry & Warwickshire

Family pay tribute to Priyanka Bhogal after M6 crash

Priyanka Bhogal
Image caption Priyanka was described as a "brilliant, caring and lively young girl" by her family

The family of a four-year-old Coventry girl who died in a pile-up on the M6 near Birmingham last month have paid tribute to her.

Priyanka Bhogal died at the scene of a crash involving five vehicles between junctions 4 for the M42 and 4a at Coleshill on 27 November.

The family said they were finding it difficult to "accept the tragic death of our beautiful daughter Priyanka".

"We loved her more than anyone could possibly imagine," a statement read.

It continued: "In her short time with us she brought nothing but happiness and joy to our lives and everyone who knew her.

'Mourn in peace'

"She was a brilliant, caring and lively young girl who would have grown up to contribute so much to society. We will probably never recover from having her life so horrifically stolen from us.

"We are currently assisting the police with their ongoing investigation.

"In the meantime we would like to thank all our family, friends and neighbours for their kindness and support during this difficult time and ask everyone to respect our wishes to mourn her death in peace.

"This Christmas please join Priyanka's brother and sister and all of us in saying a prayer for her."

Police are still appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

A 63-year-old man from Sunderland has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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