FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to a Wallasey teenager killed on her way home from a day trip to North Wales.
Charlotte Churchill, 19, died on Saturday night after the car she was a passenger in hit a tree near Mold.
Her boyfriend Jason Flaherty and a friend who was driving the red Nissan Micra sustained minor injuries in the collision.
Charlotte’s devastated family said the popular nursery nurse lived her life to the full and left an impression on everyone she met.
Relatives and her friends are rallying round her parents Vinny and Angie, brother Karl, 26 and nine year-old sister Olivia.
At the time of going to press, nearly 4,000 people had joined a Facebook tribute page to share their memories of Charlotte, including parents of the children she cared for at Jack and Jill Day Nursery in Wallasey.
Her mum Angie said: “Charlotte had a fantastic personality. She was very bubbly – if you ever had anything to do with her you’d never forget her.
“She loved music and dance and when she was younger she used to put on shows for us.
“She had lots and lots of friends. There must have been about 40 who came to see us on Sunday.
“She started at the nursery just over a year ago and she absolutely loved it.
“Everyone’s said that at least she lived her life to the full and she did.”
Some of Charlotte’s friends want to have her initials tattooed on their wrists to remember the former Weatherhead High School student.
Schoolfriend Lisa Kenny, 18, said: “She was always happy. Everyone said you couldn’t be miserable around her because she never was.”
Her brother Karl described her as a devoted aunt to his 16-month-old daughter Amelia.
Black will be banned at Charlotte’s funeral, which is expected to take place a week on Thursday.
She once told her mum she wanted everyone who attended her funeral to look “bright and cheerful”.
The family have requested donations to Claire House Hospice instead of flowers.