A TEENAGE girl killed in a crash in Calderdale was a Huddersfield student.
The funeral was held yesterday for 18-year-old Kiran Mahmood from Birkby who died in a smash in Halifax at the weekend.
The funeral was held at a Birkby mosque after an inquest was opened earlier in the day.
Kiran, a student at Huddersfield Technical College, died at the scene after the Toyota Avensis she was travelling in crashed on a steep hill in Boothtown between Halifax and Queensbury in Boothtown on Sunday morning.
The car set off on the fateful journey from Birkby and hit a wall and spun out of control before landing on its roof.
Three of the four teenagers who were also in the black Toyota Avensis were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the smash at the junction of Boothtown Road and Ploughcroft Lane at about 11am on Sunday. They were interviewed at Halifax police station and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The four in the car were a 16-year-old and 18-year-old from Birkby along with a 19-year-old from Halifax and an 18-year-old from Queensbury.
All suffered minor injuries and were treated at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Police believe the car set off from Birkby between 8.30am and 9.30am, travelled through Bradford and then passed through Queensbury before heading down Boothtown Road where tragedy struck.
Police want to hear from anyone in Huddersfield, Halifax or Bradford who saw the car which has the registration number W988 JAL.
Kiran was a student at Huddersfield New College before moving to Huddersfield Technical College last month.
She is fondly remembered by other students and staff at Huddersfield New College where she studied for two years.
College principal Angela Williams said: “Staff who taught Kiran are very upset at what’s happened. They remember her as a polite, well-mannered and courteous student who worked very hard. She was a delight to teach.’’
Kiran had studied for an Intermediate GNVQ in Information Technology and had achieved a merit which led her to go to Huddersfield Technical College for more advanced studies.
Around 30 staff and students from the college were at the funeral. Residents in the Boothtown area having been calling for speed cameras and other traffic calming measures on Boothtown Road where Kiran lost her life.
A Calderdale Council spokesman has said: “Boothtown Road is one of several in the borough that cause concern and we will be looking to see what action is possible and appropriate as part of our ongoing programme of work.”
Anyone with information about the accident should call 01422 337235 or 337236.