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A teenage girl was killed in a "tragic accident" when she was hit by a truck on her way to a party after a school prom, an inquest has heard.
Audrey was hit by a pick-up truck, which narrowly missed two other girls, after she got off a bus at BST. She suffered fatal head injuries after being thrown ft m down the road. The other teenagers, who cannot be named for legal reasons, gave statements to police.
One said they were "excited" and joked that they only had to "cross the road" after getting off a bus. Audrey was behind one friend and carrying a heavy bag of alcohol as they sprinted across the A, the court heard.
Her friend said Audrey was wearing "stupid" high heels because she had forgotten other shoes. Mr Lemay-Smith said he "braked hard" and "narrowly" missed one girl, but was unable to avoid Audrey. PC Philip Rowan-Smith, forensic collision investigator, said she probably suffered her fatal head wound when she hit the road.
A post-mortem said Audrey died from head injuries and toxicology tests showed no alcohol or drugs in her system. Philip Spinney, senior Devon coroner, recorded a road traffic collision conclusion.
He said the crash was a "tragic accident" and "unavoidable", a conclusion which PC Rowan-Smith agreed with. Exeter and Greater Devon Coroner.
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Braunton girl, 16, killed in truck crash after school prom