FLORAL tributes have been left to a mother who died in a crash on the Upton Bypass last week.

Chloe Lloyd, 28, who lived locally, died at the scene of the single-vehicle collision, which took place just before 9pm on Friday.

Her eight-year-old daughter Lexi remains in a fight for life in hospital after being airlifted from the scene.

Residents have started to leave tributes to Chloe at the Jubilee Garden in Dorchester Road, Upton, a short distance away from the dual carriageway where the fatal crash took place.

Yesterday morning a colourful collection of various flowers had started to fill the grass area in front of the memorial. A message on one bunch of flowers from a resident said: “In loving memory of Chloe. Fly high and free sweet angel.”

Chloe was named as the woman who died in the crash by her family on Sunday.

A statement from the family said: “We are all absolutely heartbroken at the sudden loss of our beautiful Chloe and our sole focus at this time is to be with Lexi. We would ask for privacy at this very difficult time.”

Police Sergeant Sarah Jones, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with Chloe and Lexi’s family.

“Our investigations into this collision remain ongoing and I would again ask anyone who witnessed what happened and have not yet spoken to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would also urge any motorists with dashcams fitted in their vehicles to please check their systems to see if they have any footage that may be relevant to my investigation.”

On Friday evening, Chloe was at the wheel of a silver Vauxhall Astra that left the westbound carriageway of the A35 Upton Bypass and landed in a ditch before the Baker’s Arms roundabout.

Lexi sustained very serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance. Yesterday, a Dorset Police spokesman confirmed that her condition remains critical.

Anyone with information in relation to the crash is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 3:418. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.