Ellie-May killed in collision

Ellie-May Doran
Ellie-May Doran

Memories of a toddler who was ‘loved and cherished’ have been shared by the family of two-year-old Eileen Ellie-May Doran who died following a collision in Upper Arncott on Saturday.

Ellie-May died after she was in collision with a reversing car at Oaksview Caravan Park, where she lived with her family. She was taken to Bicester Community Hospital and then John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but died shortly after her arrival.

Her family paid this tribute: “Ellie-May used to love cups of tea and there was a little saying her mum used to sing to her every time she picked her up: ‘Ellie-May every day drinking tea’.

“She was tiny and had blonde ringlets like Shirley Temple and her eyes were so blue like the sky. She was so small but loved an argument – she loved to disagree!

“She was so loved and is missed – she was cherished by everyone. Her memory will never die and we will never forget her. She is now in heaven with her Uncle Michael.

“We would like to thank the people in the community for their support and understanding while our family are visiting.”

Ellie-May leaves her mother Sarah-Jane, her father Milo, her five-year-old brother Patrick and her three-year-old sister Bridget-Marie.

Investigator Stuart Whitworth said: “This is a tragic incident in which a two-year-old girl has lost her life. I ask anyone with any information on the collision to give us a call immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry line on 101.

A 49-year-old man from Upper Arncott was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and was released on bail until March 31.