Family share tragic tribute to Laionie Kennard, 18, after their 'princess' teen girl is killed in East Dorset BMW crash | The Sun

TRIBUTES are pouring in for an 18-year-old who was killed in a horror crash that injured three others.

Laionie Kennard tragically died when the BMW she was a passenger in left off the road in East Dorset at the weekend.

Emergency services raced to the scene but the teen was devastatingly pronounced dead at the scene.

Three others were also injured in the smash – one seriously.

The heartbroken family of Laionie today paid tribute to the 18-year-old, who they say would "light up a room".

They wrote: “Laionie was our princess. She was the most kind, caring daughter and sister we could ever of wished for.

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“Her smile would light up a room, and she was loved by so many. I cannot explain in words just how much she is going to be missed.

“We would like to thank everyone for their kind and generous donations at this unbelievably hard time, our girl will have the send off she deserves. We will love you forever the brightest star in the sky, our Laionie.”

Three 18-year-olds, two men and one woman, were initially arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving causing death, but they have since been released as cops probe the smash.

Police Sergeant Mike Gatfield, of the Roads Policing Team, said: “The thoughts of the investigation team and everyone at Dorset Police remain with the family and friends of Laionie Kennard.

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“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision and I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police, or anyone with relevant dashcam footage, to please come forward.

“We would ask that there is no speculation online about this very sad incident while officers continue their detailed enquiries.”

A GoFundMe page has been created to help Laionie's family with finances during this tough time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230147318.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.

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