Schoolgirl killed in New Cross car crash has been named

Wiktoria Was, pic: Facebook

The teenager killed in a car crash in New Cross on January 6 has been named by her school as Wiktoria Was.

The 13-year-old pupil at Goffs School in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, was a passenger in the back seat of her family’s Volkswagen Polo. She was travelling with her father, mother and four-year-old brother when a Peugeot 308, being chased by police through New Cross, hit their car on Ilderton Road.

Following the crash Wiktoria’s family was taken to hospital. Her mother and brother have since been discharged while the father remains in hospital. His injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

Pupils at Goffs School have been offered counselling following Wiktoria’s death, and hundreds of tributes have been paid in her memory.

The driver of the Peugeot has been named as Devon Newell, 32, from Peckham, and has been charged with five offences including causing death by dangerous driving.

Newell appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court via a video link on January 8. He was remanded in custody and will appear before Woolwich Crown Court on January 15.

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