FRIENDS of a 23-year-old who died in a coach crash on her way back from a music festival said she will always be with them in spirit.
Family and friends of Kerry Ogden, from Maghull, gathered to plant a wild cherry tree outside Maghull town hall in the former Edge Hill university student’s memory yesterday.
She died along with Michael Molloy, 18, from Woolton, and coach driver Colin Daulby, 63, from Warrington, when the coach they were in crashed on the A3 in Surrey as it travelled back from Bestival in the Isle of Wight in September.
Her friends, who were on the coach with her when it crashed, said Kerry would have wanted them to celebrate her life.
Eva Darcy, 25, said: “It was her birthday on November 11 and we all went out as if she was still here.
“Kerry would not want us not to celebrate it.
“We are going to Glastonbury next year and we know she will be with us in spirit.
“We are going to keep on doing what we would do with her.”
Eva said the group had planted the tree so they had somewhere to remember Kerry.
She said: “We wanted somewhere we could go and spend time together which was not too morbid.
“The cherry tree will be gorgeous when it blossoms.”
Linzi Colleran, 24, said: “She will love the fact we are planting a tree for her.”