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These are the first pictures of the British Airways cabin crew killed in a lorry crash while on their way to a New Year’s Eve party.
Dominic Fell, 23, was killed alongside 25-year-old Joe Finnis and a 20-year-old woman, who has been named as Rachel Clark, at the scene of the crash, close to Heathrow Airport.
A 25-year-old woman is in a serious condition in hospital – and all four are believed to have been friends.
Confirming members of their staff were killed, a BA spokesperson said: "We're deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleagues involved in a road traffic collision last night.
"Our thoughts are with their family and friends, who we are supporting at this distressing time.”
Tributes have poured in from friends and colleagues, while a Go Fund Me page set up to help the bereaved and injured has so far raised nearly £40,000.
The off-duty BA cabin crew were in a white Toyota Yaris when it was involved in a crash with a white Mercedes HGV at the junction of Bedfont Road and Long Lane in Stanwell, Surrey, at 11.39pm on New Year’s Eve.
The lorry, which was part of a fleet which is operated by air services provider dnata, left the road and ended up in nearby Longford River.
The lorry driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.
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Witnesses to the crash described the scene as being like a "war zone with bits left all over the road".
One onlooker told The Sun: "We heard the two women screaming. They had no chance, the car was doing at least 80mph.”
A local driver, who did not want to be named, said the crash scene looked “bad".
He described it as "a bad road" that needs widening, adding: "You would be amazed how many accidents have happened down that road."
A spokesman for dnata – which provides ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services to airlines – said: "We can confirm that one of our trucks was involved in a road traffic accident on the evening of December 31.
"We are fully assisting relevant authorities with their investigations. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of those affected by this very sad incident.”