Pictured: Girl, 2, who died in lorry crash while father drove as police launch murder investigation

22 June 2023, 09:49

Oria died in the crash as her devastated mother paid tribute to her
Oria died in the crash as her devastated mother paid tribute to her. Picture: Facebook

By Will Taylor

A girl who was killed in a lorry crash alongside her father has been pictured as police investigate the tragedy as a murder.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Oria Henry, two, died at the scene in Anwick, near Sleaford in Lincolnshire, on Sunday with Ashley Henry, 35.

They were in a blue Nissan Qashqai when it smashed into a lorry at about 2.45pm.

Lancashire Police said it is treating the incident as murder but has not revealed who it considers a suspect.

Devastated mother Rachael said: "The emptiness I feel is indescribable."

Read more: Man ‘armed with pickaxe’ goes on ‘rampage’ at London hospital as two victims are stabbed and one fights for life

"Update: circumstances are being treated as murder/suicide," she said on social media.

"My poor baby. You were taken from me by an evil force.

"Oria, I am so sorry. I’m sorry I couldn't protect you. My pain will be turned into purpose, I promise you that. I love you sweetheart."

She also posted: "It hasn't fully sunk in yet and I'm scared for when it does but I have God's guidance, my partner, my family and my friends to get me through this.

Read more: Hunt called off for missing firefighter Iain Hughes, who vanished while swimming the English Channel for charity

"My poor baby girl. My little Oria Rose. You didn't deserve this sweetheart. You had your whole life ahead of you.

"I'm so terribly sorry your precious life ended in this way. In such a calculated and callous act.

"I love you so much Oria.. As do many other people. My baby girl, forever and always."

In a statement, Lincolnshire Police said: "Our investigation into the incident continues but after careful consideration we can confirm we have begun a murder investigation into the death of two-year-old Oria.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but cannot provide further details at this time.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of those who lost their lives in this collision and specialist officers are supporting them at this difficult time."

Officers have asked for witnesses who saw the Nissan before it crashed, or anyone who has dashcam footage before or after the collision, to come forward.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Breaking
Rene Graham was killed on Sunday July 21

Teen victim of west London park shooting named and pictured for the first time

Kamala Harris has praised Joe Biden

Kamala Harris pays tribute to 'unmatched' legacy of Joe Biden in first speech since he pulled out of election

Police said they attended the residence at Wexford Road, Coventry at around 12.15pm on Monday following an emergency 999 call

Woman in her 30s killed after being mauled by pet dog at home in Coventry

Secret Service boss Kimberly Cheatle denied claims she failed to provide Trump with adequate protection.

'We failed': Secret service boss brands Donald Trump shooting 'most significant failure in decades'

One of Britain's oldest cricket clubs bans players from hitting sixes after neighbours complain of damaged property

One of Britain's oldest cricket clubs bans players from hitting sixes after neighbours complain of damaged property

Anand Runwal jumped in front of the train to try to save his children

Pictured: Hero father who jumped in front of train to try to save his twin daughters, whose pushchair rolled onto tracks

The moment a sexual predator lured a 14-year-old schoolgirl to a guesthouse where he later raped her has been caught on camera.

Chilling footage captures sex predator luring schoolgirl, 14, to guesthouse before raping her after plying teen with alcohol

Migrants heading to Britain. Home Secretary Yvette cooper today revealed the scheme cost £700m and saw only four volunteers sent to Africa

Rwanda deportation scheme cost £700m and saw just four volunteers sent to Africa, Home Secretary reveals

Piccadilly line to partially close for 16 days in August causing major disruption for commuters and Arsenal fans

Piccadilly line to partially close for 16 days in August causing major disruption for commuters and Arsenal fans

Strictly pro dancer Janette Manrara breaks her silence following claims by former contestant Will Bayley

Strictly dancer Janette Manrara breaks silence following contestant's 'life-changing' injury claims

President of Croatia Zoran Milanović described the attack as a "savage unprecedented crime".

Several killed as gunman opens fire in Croatian care home

A boy was pronounced dead at the scene in Ladbroke Grove

Gunman 'jumped from bushes to assassinate 15-year-old boy' on 'family fun day' at west London park

Search for murdered Muriel McKay's remains called off by police after 'unsuccessful' farm dig

Search for murdered Muriel McKay's remains called off by police after 'unsuccessful' farm dig

Nuclear submariner Marcus Gauntlett is under investigation

Royal Navy sailor accused of stealing secrets from nuclear submarine after 'documents found on phone'

Alex Dancyg and Yagev Buchshtab died while being held in Gaza.

Israel confirms deaths of two hostages in Gaza ahead of ceasefire talks

BRITAIN-AVIATION-AIRSHOW

Labour could scrap two child benefit cap, Keir Starmer suggests ahead of backbench rebellion