Sole survivor of horror crash that killed her three teenage friends pays tribute to them

(L-R) Sophie Bates, Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones and Morgan Jones
-Credit: (Image: Staffordshire Police)


The sole survivor of a horror car crash that killed three teens has paid tribute to her friends. Brooke Varley was a rear seat passenger in the Ford Ka which crashed into a tree in Penkridge, Staffordshire last Saturday (May 25).

Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones, 18, of Tanyfron, Wrexham, Morgan Jones, 17, of Coedpoeth, Wrexham, and Sophie Bates, 17, from Stafford, sadly died following the crash.

Brooke, 17, was taken to hospital by paramedics but has since been discharged and is recovering at home. She has bravely paid tribute to Dafydd, Morgan and Sophie.

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She said: "I wanted to write a tribute for my three friends Sophie, Morgan and Daf. I am so upset to have lost such amazing people from my life. Sophie was the kindest person who lived her life to the fullest. She is my inspiration to get better and do everything she didn’t get a chance to do. She will forever be in my heart.

“Morgan was one of the funniest people I know. He was always respectful, kind and sweet. He always looked out for me.

"Daf had a kind soul and loved his friends. I’m thinking of their families at this sad time and everyone who is affected by this tragic incident.”

Staffordshire police have asked for anyone who witnessed the collision or have any information about the car leading up to what happened, you can get in touch by emailing ciu@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk, calling 101 quoting incident number 813 of 25 May, or by messaging us using Live Chat on our website.

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