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Man questioned over crash deaths

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The crash scene in GosportThe scene of the crash was closed for police to examine on Sunday

Police are to resume questioning a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after two teenage girls were hit by a car and killed on Sunday.

Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, were struck by a green Honda Civic at 04:15 GMT while walking along a residential road in Gosport, Hampshire.

Jasmine died at the scene while Olivia was pronounced dead later at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

The man, who is from Gosport, was arrested on Sunday afternoon.

Hampshire police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash near the junction of Ann's Hill Road and Brougham Street in the town to contact them.

Friends laying flowersFriends laid floral tributes to the girls at the scene

Det Supt Dick Pearson said: "This is an extremely tragic incident which has resulted in the death of two young girls.

"I currently have a team of detectives and other officers, including expert road collision investigators, working on this case to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these two teenage girls.

"I would appeal to anyone who knows anything which could help this investigation to contact my team as soon as possible."

Tributes were paid to both girls on social networking sites.

Zada Geeson tweeted: "Rip jasmine allsop and Olivia lewry. Gained two angels up there and I'll never forgot (sic) you with your gorj (sic) blonde hair jasmine".

Steven Swain tweeted: "Rip Jasmine and Olivia to (sic) beautiful girls taken:( really can't believe this has happened:( thoughts go out to both of your familys! (sic)".

Another friend added on Twitter: "Rest in peace Jas, you were such a beautiful girl. Sleep tight Angel x Rest in peace Olivia, I will miss you xxx"

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