TRIBUTES have been paid to a mum and daughter killed on their way to nursery yesterday.
Justyne Hulboj, 27, and four-year-old Lena Czepczor were walking in the Sheepscar area of Leeds when an Audi mounted the pavement and smashed into a Jaguar car dealership.
Police said the car had been travelling in convoy with a grey BMW 135i prior to the collision.
Three people have now been arrested.
Devastated family, friends and neighbours today remembered the pair, who lived locally.
A hadnwritten note left at the scene next to a pile of flowers and teddies says: "Heaven gained two angels. Two beautiful souls taken so tragically.
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"May you both fly free in eternal love. You will both be missed. Sleep tight."
Another message reads: "Dearest family. I am very sorry for your. Love and prayers are with you."
Social media was also flooded with heartfelt messages.
One person said on Facebook: "Very heart-breaking.
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"The little girl goes to my daughter's school and sometimes she goes to breakfast club [with her]. She has been so sad about this."
While a second wrote: "Condolences to the families of the mother and her daughter. RIP."
Emergency services rushed to the scene on the A61 Scott Hall Road at around 8.30am.
West Yorkshire Police found a white Audi TT crashed into a concrete wall and two pedestrians suffering injuries.
Both were pronounced dead a short time later, a force spokesperson said.
The driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Distraught families last night told how their children had watched the horror unfold.
One parent said: "My son witnessed it waiting for the bus to school.
"He's shaken up. I managed to go pick him up before the road was closed and brought him home.
"Just seeing the state of the car made me feel uneasy so can’t begin to imaging what it’s done to him seeing it."
A traffic officer told shocked onlookers it was the worst scene he had ever attended.
'ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE'
A witness said: "The entire front of the Audi is missing. The mother and child were pedestrians crossing the road.
"The driver was at the lights revving. He set off and 200 yards down the road he struck the two people on the pavement."
Meanwhile a tyre fitter who works nearby said: "I heard the Audi TT revving his engine at the red lights.
"Then he flew off down the road. I could see the driver at the wheel.
"I did not see the crash. But then all hell broke loose."
One woman who was passing by said: "Seeing the scene broke me."
Residents described how the A-road is used as a "racing track" by speeding drivers who hurtle down it past the limit.
Cops are investigating if this is relevant in this case.
Two men, 26 and 34, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Both remain in custody.
A 65-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. She has been released on bail.
Detective Inspector Paul Conroy said: "This is an absolutely tragic incident, and we are working to support the family of the woman and child involved.
"We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but are keen to speak to anyone else who has witnessed the collision itself or the events leading up to it.
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"We would also ask anyone who was in the area around the time of this collision to check their dashcam footage."
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team by using 101 Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting log 260 of January 16.
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