Family pay tribute to teenage girl killed in road accident

Charlotte Filer
Charlotte Filer

The family of a teenage girl killed in a road accident have described their devastation at losing a “bright, bubbly, funny girl”.

Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Filer, 17, of Lilac Place, Kettering, was killed when the car she was a passenger in collided with another vehicle near Grafton Underwood on Tuesday evening.

The driver, Ryan Kirk, 19, of Denford Ash, was also killed, while the driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured.

In a tribute to the teenage girl, her family released the following statement: “Charlotte, or ‘Lottie’ as we knew her, loved singing and dancing.

“There are no words to describe how we are feeling, we just wish we could change what has happened. We would like to thank everyone for their support and messages.

“Charlotte was a bright, bubbly girl, the youngest of four and always full of energy. At 17, she still loved to watch the Disney Channel. She always lived life to the fullest, if she wasn’t dancing or singing she was with her friends. She loved singing or wailing as we used to call it. She even learnt street dance while she attended Buccleuch Academy.

“She also liked football and supported Liverpool like her brothers. She had already started planning in her mind her 18th birthday party, which she will now never celebrate.”

Charlotte has two brothers Dan and Aaron and a sister Emily. She was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire and moved to Kettering eight years ago with her mum Jackie Filer and partner Alan Black and soon made many friends.

See tomorrow’s Evening Telegraph for the full tribute.