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Mum pays tribute to ‘beautiful’ daughter, 14, killed on way to NYE party

A heartbroken mum has paid tribute to her "beautiful" daughter after she was killed by a suspected drug driver on her way to a New Year’s Eve party.

Olivia Kolek, 14, was on her way to the party when she stopped off at her mum's workplace to wish her a Happy New Year – but that was the last time her mum would see her alive.

Shortly after, she was struck by a grey Mercedes near Rowley Regis train station in Sandwell, West Midlands, just before 5.30pm on December 31.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on Station Road but shortly after, the teen was pronounced dead.

Now, the schoolgirl’s mum Izabela Maziakowska told revealed that her only child's death came just six days after the family had enjoyed a perfect Christmas.

The 41-year-old told The Sun: "She was a lovely girl, always smiling, and I will miss everything about her. We had Christmas at home together, it was perfect – it was our last Christmas, I can’t believe it.

"I am absolutely heartbroken. She was my whole world. I cannot imagine life without her anymore. I don’t know how I am going to get up and get on with my life. It is broken forever."

The Polish mum and her husband Lukasz Kolek, 40, had spent the festive season with their daughter at their home – which the teen helped decorate and where she had baked Christmas cookies.

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The family's Alsatian dog is also said to be "pining after Olivia" and has been unable to eat or drink from grief.

Police officers have confirmed that a 39-year-old man stopped and was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving while under the influence of drugs.

He remains in police custody while officers conduct an investigation.

Sergeant Julie Lyman from West Midlands' Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is a truly awful way to start the New Year and my heart goes out to the girl's family and friends.

"We've started an investigation to understand what happened and the driver has been arrested as we believe he was driving while unfit through drugs.

"The investigation is clearly in the early stages and I would urge people not to speculate online about what happened. It's really not helpful and can be very upsetting for the family."

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