THE mum of a teenager who died in a crash 10 years ago says the family will continue to fight to keep their daughter's memory alive.

On September 13, 2009, Jade Pickering and her friend Tia Guye died after a Ford Focus they were travelling in collided with a 35-seater coach on the A6 near Blackrod.

The pair had to be cut free from the wreckage on Sunday evening and were taken to Bolton hospital.

Now, 10 years on, Jade's mum Nicola Pickering says it was the day their 'whole world shattered before their eyes and we received every parents worst nightmare the dreaded knock at the door.

"We were told our beautiful first born child had been involved in a road traffic collision and she was very poorly."

Nicola has recalled how she travelled in the back of the police car passing the 'horrendous scene' of the crash.

"Just as the police car left the motorway, the police officer received a call on his radio at this point he turned his blues and twos on and we realised our beautiful girl had gone.

"At that moment our world was shattered and the pain was overwhelming.

"We arrived at the hospital to be told the news we already knew. We didn't make it in time for her to hear our voices for us to hold her tight. How and why are questions we ask ourselves daily."

In March 2012, Jordan Clayton, 20, was given a 12-month community order including 150 hours of unpaid work for causing deaths by careless driving of Jade Pickering and Tia Guye.

Clayton was cleared of death by dangerous driving after a trial.

The family will be visiting the cemetery and lay some flowers at the scene as well as a night to remember their memories of their 'beautiful girl'.

The mum of four says the pain of her daughter's death is something they have to deal with every day.

The 43-year-old said: "All I have left now is to fight to keep our beautiful girls memory alive.

"I relive that day over and over in my head daily holding on to my last memory of our beautiful girl " won't be long mum, love you" .

"The pain is indescribable and is as painful and raw as the day our nightmare began.

"Jade was an amazing daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend to many people and her smile and personality could light up any room.

"People told me it gets easier which just isn't true we miss Jade more and more as each day passes.

"She is missing out on, so so much like being the amazing aunty she would of been to her two beautiful nieces, and us missing out on so so much.

"Would Jade be married ? Would she have children? What career would she have? They are all questions we will never know.

"10 years on, all we have left are our memories the pain will continue forever as will my fight to keep Jade's memory alive."