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15 January 2012, 09:49
The family of a 17 year old girl killed in a head-on car crash near Kettering, along with a 19 year old man, have paid tribute to her.
The car Charlotte Filer (right) from Lilac Place, Kettering and Ryan Kirk from Denford Ash near Thrapston were travelling in crossed the Warkton Road on the evening of Tuesday 10 January 2012 and hit another car that was going the other way.
The driver of the other car - a 33 year old woman from Kettering - was taken to Kettering General Hospital but wasn't badly injured.
Charlotte - who was also known as 'Lottie' - was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire and moved to Kettering eight years ago with her mum Jackie Filer and partner Alan Black. Her family say she soon made many friends.
This is the statement from Charlotte's family, released through Northamptonshire Police
"Charlotte, or ‘Lottie’ as we knew her, loved singing and dancing. There are no words to describe how we are feeling, we just wish we could change what has happened. We would like to thank everyone for their support and messages.
“Charlotte was a bright, bubbly girl, the youngest of four and always full of energy. At 17, she still loved to watch the Disney Channel. She always lived life to the fullest, if she wasn't dancing or singing she was with her friends. She loved singing or wailing as we used to call it. She even learnt street dance while she attended Buccleuch Academy.
“She also liked football and supported Liverpool like her brothers. She had already started planning in her mind her 18th birthday party, which she will now never celebrate.
“She was enjoying college and was dedicated to hair dressing and had big dreams of opening her own salon one day. She made everyone laugh and there was never a dull day when Charlotte was there.
“Charlotte had also recently become an auntie for the first time to baby Alayah, now 10 months old and loved her to bits and completely doted on her. Charlotte’s memory will live on in the life of her niece.
“We are all devastated and still in shock, she is going to be missed by so many people, she was the perfect daughter, sister and not forgetting perfect Auntie. 'You'll Never Walk Alone' baby girl. She will always be in my heart, my Baby Girl. x.”
This is a tribute from Charlotte's brother
“My beautiful baby sister was a bright bubbly funny girl, she is loved by everyone who knew her. Charlotte had a heart of gold and had so much love to give.
"She's my little sister and I love her so much, she was joyful to be around, full of jokes and banter. I can't believe what has happened, Charlotte leaves a massive hole in my heart. Please come back Dizzy and you can play your music as loud as you want. Y.N.W.A Lottie x”