The safety of the crossroads where 13-year-old Ingrid Messenger lost her life this week is to be reviewed.

Trevor Allison, county and city councillor, said he would ask highways experts if anything could be done to reduce the risk of future crashes.

Caldew School pupil Ingrid, who lived in the Dalston area, died following a three-vehicle collision outside the Crown Inn, at Broadfield Common, near Carlisle, on Monday.

Her mum and 15-year-old sister were also injured.

Following the crash, Mr Allison, whose ward includes both Broadfield Common, near Ivegill, and Dalston, said his heart went out to Ingrid’s family and friends.

“It’s tragic. Everyone is shocked. I will speak to highways and ask if anything can be done. Maybe there could be warning signs or similar.

“I use it regularly and you do have to be so careful at that junction. It’s a straight road for more than a mile. Highways will take it up,” he said.

Following her death, Ingrid’s family released an emotional tribute.

“Ingrid was a beautiful and happy sister, daughter, granddaughter, cousin and a friend to many,” they said. “She was polite and full of vitality with a ‘give it a go’ attitude and fun to be in the company of. She had a very bright future ahead of her.

“Her untimely passing has left us all devastated. She will remain a vivid image in our minds, be deeply loved in our hearts and desperately missed for evermore.”

Ingrid was a back-seat passenger in a silver Citroen car. Her mum, who was driving, was airlifted to hospital in Newcastle with critical injuries. She remains in the Royal Victoria Infirmary but is now said to be stable.

Ingrid’s older sister was a front-seat passenger. She suffered more minor injuries and was taken to Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary, where she is still being cared for.

The other vehicles involved were a Landrover Defender and a Mercedes Sprinter van.

The Landrover driver, a 45-year-old man from west Cumbria, was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and perverting the course of justice. He has since been released under investigation.

Both he and the van driver, a 60-year-old from Lancashire, were treated at the scene for shock and minor injuries. The crossroads was closed for over six hours as a result of the collision.

Ingrid was a pupil at Caldew School in Dalston. Prior to that she attended Raughton Head Primary School. Caldew headteacher Vicki Jackson said support is being put in place for both pupils and staff ahead of school restarting after the half term break. She said they would be doing everything they can to support Ingrid’s sister, who is also a pupil at Caldew.

She added: “Ingrid was exceptional in many ways and contributed fully to all aspects of life at Caldew School. She was a highly conscientious student who always gave her best and was a delight to have as a member of our close school community.

“Ingrid was always kind and supportive of others and we will miss her greatly. We send our sincere condolences to her family. Our thoughts go out to her sister. We will do all we can to support her.”

Ingrid’s death has left her family and friends devastated, while even those who didn’t know her have been affected by such a young life lost during half term.

Hundreds of people have paid tribute on social media

Churches across the Carlisle and Dalston areas have also been praying for the family. Reverend Simon Bickersteth, from St James Church, Denton Holme in Carlisle, said: “We are holding the family in our prayers at this very sad and difficult time.”