"Our family has been destroyed" - Family's emotional tribute to woman, 22, killed in Manchester crash

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Imogen Higgs died after being hit by a car in Withington.

A young woman who died after being hit by a car in Withington has been named by police. 

Imogen Higgs, 22, was a pedestrian who died in hospital after sustaining serious injuries in the incident on Mauldeth Road West on May 31. 

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A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving, fail to stop and perverting the course of justice and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They have both been released on bail.

Imogen Higgs was killed after a crash on Mauldeth Road West in Manchester city centre.
Imogen Higgs was killed after a crash on Mauldeth Road West in Manchester city centre.
Imogen Higgs was killed after a crash on Mauldeth Road West in Manchester city centre. | GMP

In a tribute to Imogen, her family said: “Our darling Immy was cruelly and needlessly taken from us on May 31. We are all devastated and heartbroken. Our family has been destroyed. 

“She had graduated with a history degree from the University of Manchester last year and had been working at the University for the last nine months. She was intelligent, witty, funny, thoughtful, kind and caring. The best daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend anyone could hope for. Beautiful inside and out, she brought sunshine into everyone’s lives.

“The world will be a dark place without her shining light in it. We would like to thank the people at the scene who tried to save Immy’s life, including the numerous paramedics and hospital staff. She will never be forgotten and is loved, cherished and adored by everyone who knew her.”

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