Tribute to tragic crash victim Mya

Dated: 11/08/2010'FATAL A1 CRASH ' FAMILY PHOTOS&'Ian Richardson, 37, with wife Joanne and eldest daughter Mya (front), who were both killed in a collision on the A1 at Gosforth, Newcastle on Sunday (8th August), on their way home from a weekend in Dundee.'SEE STORY BY NORTH NEWS' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES
Dated: 11/08/2010'FATAL A1 CRASH ' FAMILY PHOTOS&'Ian Richardson, 37, with wife Joanne and eldest daughter Mya (front), who were both killed in a collision on the A1 at Gosforth, Newcastle on Sunday (8th August), on their way home from a weekend in Dundee.'SEE STORY BY NORTH NEWS' NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRINT SALES
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A PERMANENT tribute has been unveiled to a little girl who died in a car crash.

Teachers and pupils at a primary school were joined by the family of Mya Richardson as they planted the first strands of a willow tunnel – showing their love for the six-year-old who was killed last August.

Joel and Tommy Holvey (right) running through the newly planted willow tunnel at St Paul's Primary School watched by (left to right) Simon Richardson, Ian and Ava Richardson, Les Gilfoyle, Eileen Gilfoyle and Claire Holvey

Joel and Tommy Holvey (right) running through the newly planted willow tunnel at St Paul's Primary School watched by (left to right) Simon Richardson, Ian and Ava Richardson, Les Gilfoyle, Eileen Gilfoyle and Claire Holvey

Mya and her mum Joanne, 40, originally from Hartlepool, died when their vehicle was hit head-on by a car heading the wrong way up the A1 motorway, near Newcastle.

The youngster was a pupil at St Paul’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in Billingham. Staff and pupils decided to create a willow tunnel as their way of paying tribute to the pupil whose happiness and fun had lit up their lives.