TWO sisters from Whiteparish have been killed in a road crash in Morocco.
Students Tara Darlington, 23, and her 21-year-old sister Pippa, died following the collision in the early hours of Monday morning.
The girls’ friend, Joshua Stump, 21, also from Whiteparish, was seriously injured in the accident and is fighting for his life in a Moroccan hospital.
A family statement issued by police on behalf of the girls’ parents Patrick, 62, Emma, 52 and younger brother Oscar, 15, said: “We are as a family are completely devastated at the loss of both our daughters.
“They were two of the most beautiful, dynamic, energetic and fun-loving girls who brought light and laughter to whoever met them. They made a difference to so many lives and they lit up every room on entering.
“Tara was beautiful, charming and vivacious; she had an energy and passion for everything she did. Fiercely family-orientated with high moral standards and integrity, Tara’s smile lit up the room and her energy bounced off the walls.
“Pippa was such a hippie. She lived her life in a delicious pink bubble and was well renowned for the off-the-wall comments. Pips brought fun, life and laughter to all.”
The sisters, who were both at university, had saved hard for their holiday to Morocco, which was to be a trip of a lifetime.
Tara was studying media, journalism and sociology at Goldsmiths University and had begun her own small business, Savvy Social Media, offering social media solutions to small businesses.
She had planned to pursue a career in journalism after completing her degree.
Pippa had won a place to study law at Newcastle University after gaining three A grades at A-level.