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Two charged over death of girl in Paisley 'hit-and-run'

Robyn Fryar
Image caption Robyn Fryar was taken to hospital after being struck by a car

Two men have been arrested over the death of a teenage girl in an alleged hit-and-run in Paisley.

Robyn Fryar, 15, was crossing Glenburn Road, near Fereneze Drive, with friends at about 02:00 when she was struck by a car.

She was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow by ambulance but died a short time later.

Police have appealed for witnesses and for any dashcam footage of the area around the time of the incident.

Image caption The 15-year-old was struck as she crossed Glenburn Road in Paisley

Officers confirmed two men, both age 20, have been arrested and charged over the fatal crash.

They are due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court later.

'Infectious enthusiasm'

Head teacher Kevin Henry, of St Andrew's Academy where Robyn attended, said: "The whole school community is saddened by Robyn's passing and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this very difficult time.

"Robyn was friendly, vibrant and considerate. She was a bright girl, highly-motivated and hard-working. She had an infectious enthusiasm in her school work and with her friends.

"She had a strong sense of social justice and loyalty which made her popular with all. She was a pleasure to teach and valued by her classmates, teachers and the wider S5 and school community. She will be remembered with great affection."

Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash in Paisley

A petition has been launched calling for the installation of speed cameras on the route where Robyn was struck.

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: "Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Robyn's family and friends and all affected by this tragic incident.

"Road safety is of course of paramount importance to us. Currently the incident is subject to a police investigation - but as with all incidents we will consider any measures that could enhance road safety once the results and any recommendations from that are known."

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