Shortly before 10.40am yesterday, Saturday 10 November 2018, police were called to reports of a collision between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a pedestrian on Monton Road in Monton.
The deceased girl has now been formally identified as 8-year-old Emily Connor from Chesterfield, unfortunately she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, despite the best efforts of the emergency services to save her life.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. At this time he remains in custody for questioning by police.
Meanwhile a touching tribute to Emily has appeared close to the spot where she tragically died, cards, teddies and flowers from family, friends and members of the public have been placed on a wall along the roadside close to Cavendish Street.
A small crowd of mourners gathered this afternoon to remember the life of a young girl taken far before her time.
In a touching tribute to Emily, her family said:
“To our Emily, the kindest person we ever knew.
“You will always be in our thoughts.
“We will talk about you every day.
“Rest in peace beautiful girl.”
As ever our hearts go out to the family who have asked to be allowed time to grieve at this distressing time.
Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who saw the blue Vauxhall Corsa in the area around the time of the collision or anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage from Monton Road to please get in touch.