Olivia Edohasim - described as a 'little bundle of joy' by her devastated family - was killed in a horror crash in Altrincham, Trafford , in May.
She was a back seat passenger in a Toyota Auris which hit a brick wall on Manchester Road.
Olivia’s 11-year-old sister, who was also in the car, was injured and rushed to hospital by ambulance. It’s believed that she’s continuing to recover.
Olivia’s father Chizoro Barnabas Edohasim, who was driving and was also injured in the crash, has been charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a police investigation.
The 46-year-old, of Huntspill Road in Timperley, Altrincham , has been bailed to appear before Manchester and Salford magistrates’ court on Wednesday, October 19.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash near Stamford Brook Road at around 10.50am on May 7, but Olivia was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said at the time that both Mr Edohasim and Olivia’s sister, who hasn’t been named, were taken to hospital in a stable condition and were expected to make full recoveries.
The family paid heartfelt tribute to Olivia, saying she ‘brought smiles to everyone’s faces.’
In a statement released by police after her death they said: “Olivia Edohasim was delivered to the world in late summer 2006. This little bundle of joy was gladly welcomed and breezed through her milestones with ease.
“She brought smiles to all faces at all times and was the star daughter, sister, granddaughter and god daughter. She was exceptional at school and left a blaze of success in all that she engaged in and was never afraid to step out of her comfort zone.
“She grew up and was nurtured in her family’s traditional Christian beliefs. She will be greatly missed by all of us but will remain in our thoughts and hearts forever.”