The schoolgirl was killed within the crash that additionally claimed the lifetime of coach driver Stephen Shrimpton after the coach overturned on the northbound M53 close to junction 5 at Hooton, Cheshire, at round 8am on Friday.
Coach driver Stephen Shrimpton, 40, who was remembered by his household as a “loving husband and father”, additionally died.
In a tribute issued by way of Merseyside Police, the household of 15-year-old Jessica Baker mentioned: “Jessica was a warm-hearted, great daughter, granddaughter and niece, devoted sister and dependable good friend.
“A gifted climber, based mostly on the Boardroom Climbing centre academy the place she helped coach youthful climbers and competed across the nation inspiring others.
“On the age of 15, simply beginning 12 months 11 at West Kirby Grammar Faculty, the place her focus was not simply on educational work but in addition sports activities, representing the college at many occasions.
“Her premature loss of life has led to an enormous void in our lives that can by no means be crammed.
“She will likely be missed by many, from not solely faculty but in addition the climbing neighborhood throughout the nation.”
In an additional tribute, Simeon Clarke, headteacher of West Kirby Grammar Faculty, mentioned: “It’s exhausting to seek out the phrases to explain the tragic lack of certainly one of our college students, Jessica Baker.
“Our ideas – and I do know the ideas of the broader faculty neighborhood – are with Jessica’s household and pals at this unimaginably unhappy and tough time.
“Unequivocally type and empathetic, Jessica was a devoted good friend who was a popular and revered member of our college neighborhood.
“She was an unassuming, well mannered and conscientious scholar who exemplified the values of our college.
“Jessica was additionally a eager sportswoman, representing her home and the college in quite a few competitions, and demonstrating an unwavering love of – and dedication to – mountain climbing, the place she had beforehand represented Wales in nationwide competitions.
“Jessica will likely be drastically and sadly missed by her pals, teammates, classmates, and all at West Kirby Grammar Faculty who had the pleasure and privilege to come across her.
“As we return to highschool this week, we are going to proceed to work carefully together with her household and pals to make sure that we have fun Jessica’s life in probably the most becoming means potential.
“These are tough and difficult occasions, however I’ve at all times had and proceed to have nice perception within the power of our neighborhood to assist each other and pull collectively in occasions of want.
“We’re extraordinarily pleased with the best way during which college students and the college neighborhood have responded to the occasions of Friday.
“We’ve already put in place a complete programme of assist for employees and college students and we are going to have a look at how we’d be capable to develop this assist additional this week to folks and carers.”
Mr Shrimpton’s household launched an announcement by way of Merseyside Police on Saturday, saying: “Stephen was a loving husband and father to his spouse and his great kids, a caring and considerate man who would at all times prioritise others over himself.
“Stephen will likely be sadly missed by all his family and friends.”
Submit-mortem examinations will likely be carried out subsequent week to determine the causes of loss of life, police mentioned.
A complete of 58 folks had been concerned within the incident.
4 kids who had been taken to hospital – together with a 14-year-old boy whose accidents are mentioned to be life-changing – are in secure situations, in line with the pressure.
Others had been dealt with at an emergency coaching centre, with 13 handled for minor accidents earlier than they had been launched.
The pressure is interesting for witnesses and dashcam footage from drivers close to the incident.
Anybody with details about the crash ought to name the Matrix Critical Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747, or SCIU@merseyside.police.uk, or contact @MerPolCC on Twitter, or the Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Fb quoting reference 23000944471.