A driver arrested following a crash in Aldershot which killed two teenage girls has been released on bail.

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a series of driving offences following the fatal collision in Queens Road on Tuesday night.

Lucy Pygott, 17, from Hartley Wintney, and Stacey Burrows, 16, from Farnborough, died when they were hit by a black Ford Focus at around 7.10pm.

The pair were talented runners, both members of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletics Club.

Allan Leiper, joint team manager of the club, said: "These girls were only following their dreams to be the best runners in the best running club in the world. Rest in peace girls."

Members on Wednesday spoke of their "devastation" at the news while Lucy's family described her as an "absolute joy". Stacey's family said they did not wish to comment further at this time.

Hampshire Police confirmed their identities shortly after 5pm on Wednesday.

The driver has been bailed until February 14, 2017.

Said police in a statement: "The 24 year-old man arrested following a fatal road collision in Aldershot last night (Tuesday November 8) has been released on conditional bail.

"He will answer bail on February 14, 2017. Two teenage girls, who were out running, were involved in a collision with a black Ford Focus on Queens Avenue shortly after 7:10pm.

"Specialist officers are continuing to provide support to the teenagers’ families."

  • A 24-year-old serving soldier from Aldershot Garrison has been arrested in connection with the crash on suspicion of drink-driving, two counts of death by dangerous driving and two counts of death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hampshire Police on 101 quoting Operation Altaris (Incident 772) or call Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.