Girl who died in South Bermondsey collision is identified

14:35 08 January 2013

A 13-year-old girl who died in a collision in South Bermondsey on Sunday has been named by her school.

Wiktoria Was was with her parents and four-year-old brother when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision in Ilderton Road with another vehicle alleged to have been involved in a police pursuit.

She attended Goffs School, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, which confirmed the teenager’s name today and said she was in Year 9.

Her father remains in hospital, but his injuries are not life threatening. Her mother and brother have been discharged.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Wiktoria.

Devon Newell, 32, of Meeting House Lane, Peckham, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and driving with no insurance and no licence in relation to the incident.

He appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded in custody to appear at Woolwich Court Court on January 15.

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