Norfolk crash sisters pictured as bridesmaids at mother"s wedding earlier this year

Sisters' bridesmaid joy before tragedy: Girls aged 7 and 10 killed in Christmas horror crash pictured at mother's wedding
Jessica Portor, seven, and her sister Tmazin, 10, died in car crash near King's Lynn, NorfolkEarlier this year they had been bridesmaids at mother Lorraine's wedding

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00:54 GMT, 30 December 2012

Posing proudly in their bridesmaids dresses on one of the happiest days of their lives, this is the first picture of two sisters who were killed in an horrific crash over Christmas.

Seven-year-old Jessica Portor and her sister Tamzin, ten, were passengers in a Ford Focus driven by their father’s new partner when it crashed into a ditch and rolled into a wooden gate on Thursday evening.

Both youngsters suffered severe head injuries in the smash on the A47 near King’s Lynn, Norfolk, and were pronounced dead at hospital.

Tragic: Tamzin, 10, and Jessica, seven, with their mother, Lorraine, 31, at her wedding

Tragic: Tamzin, 10, and Jessica, seven, with their mother, Lorraine, 31, at her wedding

Their father, Allan Portor, 38, was a
front-seat passenger and his 43-year-old partner, who was driving the
black Ford Focus, both suffered minor injuries.

The
girls, who live with their mother Lorraine Mason, 31, in Sutton Bridge,
Lincolnshire, were back-seat passengers with their brother Liam Portor,
12. Liam escaped with minor injuries.

Jessica and Tamzin acted as bridesmaids at their mother’s wedding to her new husband Daniel earlier this year.

Mrs
Mason, who split from Mr Portor around seven years ago, was too upset
to talk about her loss yesterday, but a friend said: ‘This is just an
awful tragedy. She was devoted to her girls and she is absolutely
devastated.’

Police are
investigating how the car lost control in light rain on the road at
Walsoken. There is no evidence that the driver was speeding or that
another car was involved in the incident.

Grim job: Chief Inspector Chris Spinks at the scene of a crash on A47 near Wisbech, Norfolk

Grim job: Chief Inspector Chris Spinks at the scene of a crash on A47 near Wisbech, Norfolk

Meanwhile,
the funeral for two brothers who died when their car crashed on
Christmas Day was held yesterday near their home in High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire.

Boxing
champion Amir Khan was among 2,000 mourners who attended the funerals of
Adnan Habib, ten, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, four, who were killed
along with their aunt Bushra Tazarib, 32, on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent.

The
boys’ mother, Parveen, 38, who was driving, and their sister Misbah,
17, were also injured in the crash, but have since been discharged from
hospital.

Family: Tamzin, middle, and Jessica to the right sharing a Christmas breakfast

Family: Tamzin, middle, and Jessica to the right sharing a Christmas breakfast

They had been travelling to a family wedding in Manchester, attended by Mr Khan, who later described his ‘despair’ at the loss.

Relatives
and friends paid their respects at the Castlefield Centre in High
Wycombe yesterday morning before the bodies were taken to a mosque for
prayers.

The boys’ family described them as ‘precious jewels’ who spread joy wherever they went.