Girl, 17, becomes third teen to die after Penkridge crash as Staffordshire Police issues appeal

Staffordshire Police is continuing to investigate the fatal crash which has now claimed the lives of three teenagers
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A 17-year-old girl has become the third person to die after a crash in Staffordshire at the weekend. The girl died who was taken to hospital died from her injuries last night on Tuesday, May 28, following the collision in Penkridge on Saturday, May 25.

Meanwhile two teenagers, Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones, 18, and Morgan Jones, 17, died at the scene following the collision on Cannock Road. Another 17-year-old girl remains in hospital in a stable condition, said Staffordshire Police.

The force is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision. The teenagers had been travelling in a Ford Ka when the single-vehicle collision took place.

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A statement released by Staffordshire Police this afternoon said: "A teenage girl who was injured in a collision in Penkridge has sadly died from her injuries. The 17-year-old girl was injured following a collision on Cannock Road on Saturday, May 25.

"She was taken to hospital for treatment. Tragically, she died as a result of her injuries last night. Her family are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.

(L-R) Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones and Morgan Jones
(L-R) Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones and Morgan Jones -Credit:Staffordshire Police

"We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision. The teenagers were travelling on the Cannock Road, Penkridge, in a Ford Ka.

"We were called just before midnight to reports of a collision and we arrived a short time later. A 17-year-old girl is still in hospital in a stable condition."

Yesterday, tributes were made to 18-year-old Dafydd, who was from Tanyfron in Wrexham and 17-year-old Morgan, who was from Coedpoeth in Wrexham. Dafydd's family paid tribute to a "beautiful soul, a wonderful son" and revealed he had been "helping" his friend at the time of the crash.

Morgan's family described him as a "kind caring and loving young man" who excelled at sports and was passionate about farming. Read the tragic tributes here.

Anyone who may have seen the collision, or the vehicle prior to the collision, is asked to email, call 101 quoting incident number 813 of 25 May, or message Staffordshire Police using Live Chat on its website.