Moving tribute paid to ‘cherished and adored’ woman, 22, killed in Manchester crash

'The world will be a dark place without her shining light in it'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 10th June 2024

The family of a young woman who died in a crash in Withington have paid a moving tribute to her.

Imogen Higgs was just 22 years old when she passed away following a collision on Mauldeth Road West in south Manchester.

Imogen, known to her family as Immy, has been described as being ‘beautiful inside and out’ in a touching tribute released through GMP.

“The world will be a dark place without her shining light in it,” they said.

The tribute to Imogen also praised all the people who tried to save her life at the scene and in hospital.


A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving, failing 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.


In a tribute to Imogen, her family said: “Our darling Immy was cruelly and needlessly taken from us on 31 May.

“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.”

Imogen’s family have asked for privacy while they grieve for their loss.

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