POLICE have appealed for the driver of a red Ford Fiesta to come forward following a car crash which claimed the life of a ten-year-old girl Isle of Wight girl.
As previously reported, Evey Rose Staley was killed in the crash, on the main Cowes to Newport road, on Friday night.
The crash happened at around 8.30pm and involved a Ford Puma, driven by a 30-year-old man from Sandown, and a Subaru Justy, in which Evey was travelling with her parents.
Evey died at Southampton General Hospital and her parents remain at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight in a serious but stable condition.
The driver of the Ford Puma sustained serious injuries and is receiving treatment at St Mary’s Hospital.
He has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed until further notice.
It is thought the driver of the red Ford Fiesta — which was not involved in the crash — may have seen the Ford Puma shortly before the collision and may be able to help investigators.
Sergeant Darren Ord, of Hampshire Constabulary’s Road Death Investigation Team, said: "We do not believe the driver of the red Ford Fiesta had any involvement in the crash but may have seen the Puma shortly before the collision occurred.
"It may be that the Fiesta turned off the road or into a driveway while the Puma continued, but we’d like to speak to the driver about anything they may remember between 8pm and 8.30pm on Friday.
"Any information, no matter how minute, could be really helpful in ascertaining what happened here."
Anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident, is asked to contact Sgt Darren Ord on 101 quoting Operation Oakwood, or the Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.