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04/11/2013 09:22 GMT | Updated 04/11/2013 12:13 GMT

Gosport Deaths: Jasmine Allsop, Olivia Lewry, Will Be Missed Immensely, Says Headteacher

Tributes have been paid to two schoolgirls who died after they were hit by a car in Hampshire. According to the BBC, the mother of one of the victims kissed her daughter goodbye as she lay dead the road.

Jasmine Allsop, 14, died at the scene in Ann's Hill Road in Gosport, while Olivia Lewry, 16, was taken to hospital but also died.

The girls were reportedly walking home from a party when they were involved in a collision with a green Honda Civic car at about 4am on Sunday.

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Tributes were paid to Jasmine Allspop (right) and Olivia Lewry

Speaking to the BBC, mother Rosemary Allsop said: "I told her she was my angel and I'd loved her since the day she was born... I kissed her - it was four hours before they took her body away because I did not want to let her go. I'm empty inside and lost. I keep expecting her to come through the door."

In a statement, the girls' headteacher paid tribute to them, the BBC reported.

Richard Kelly, from Brune Park Community School, said: "They were both independent, strong-minded individuals who lived their lives to the full with confidence and a sense of humour and a sense of fun.

"We will miss them both immensely and the unique talents which they displayed."

Police are still questioning a man on suspicion of murdering the two teenage girls.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and a 20-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody.

Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson said: "This is an extremely tragic incident which has resulted in the death of two young girls.

"I currently have a team of detectives and other officers, including expert road collision investigators, working on this case to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these two teenage girls.

"I would appeal to anyone who knows anything which could help this investigation to contact my team as soon as possible."