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Cardiff crash: Woman, 23, who lost two sisters in separate car tragedies feels 'empty'

A young woman who lost two sisters in separate car crash tragedies says she “feels empty” after the latest tragedy.

Sherridan Borg, 23, lost sister Eve Smith, 21, among three dead in a weekend party tragedy - just eight years after her sister Xana Doyle, 19, was killed.

In a tribute, heartbroken Sherridan said: “Eve, My beautiful little sister I've cried laughed and fought with you every week, but I've never been without you.

Pictured here is Sherridan Borg (right), with sister sister Eve Smith

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Eve Smith, left, who died in a car crash in Cardiff, pictured with her sister, Sherridan Borg, right. (Wales News Service) (WALES NEWS SERVICE)

A woman who lost two sisters in separate car crashes says she feels "empty" after the latest tragedy.

Eve Smith, 21, was one of three people who died in a car crash in St Mellons, Cardiff, Wales.

She was found dead alongside Darcy Ross, 21, and Rafel Jeanne, 24, while two others, Sophie Russon, 20, and Shane Loughlin, 32, were seriously injured and taken to hospital.

The five people went missing on Saturday morning after a night out and their Volkswagen Tiguan was not found by police until two days later.

The two police forces investigating the crash, South Wales Police and Gwent Police, have referred themselves to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC).

Eve Smith was killed in a car crash after a night out, her family has reportedly confirmed. (Wales News Service)
Eve Smith was one of three people killed in a car crash in Cardiff after a night out. (Wales News Service) (Wales News)

Their response was criticised by Ms Russon's mother, Anna Certowicz, who said police "didn't seem to think it was worth investigating".

Eve's sister, Xana Doyle, 19, was killed by a drug driver in a car crash in 2015.

Their sister, Sherridan Borg, 23, from Newport, Gwent, posted a tribute on Facebook on Monday.

She wrote: “Eve, My beautiful little sister I've cried laughed and fought with you every week, but I've never been without you.

“We always said, 'I got you always', but now I'm sat here feeling so empty because you're not here with me any more, and I can't accept this."

Eve was 13 when Xana was killed, while Sherridan was 15.

***Pictured here is Eve SmithÕs sister Xana who was killed by a drug and drink driver in 2015***

A search for three young women missing after a night out has ended in tragedy after their car was today(Mon) found wrecked after a road crash. 

Sophie Russon, 20, Eve Smith, 21, and Darcy Ross, 21, had been to a nightclub together in Newport, Gwent, but not seen since around 2am on Saturday. 

The three women were missing with two men, Shane Loughlin, 32, and Rafel Jeanne-Actie, 24, and were expected to travel 35 miles away to Porthcawl. 

Pictured here is Eve SmithÕs sister Xana who was killed by a drug and drink driver in 2015.

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Xana Doyle, pictured, who was killed in a car crash by a drug driver, eight years before her sister, Eve Smith, died in a car crash in Cardiff. (Wales News Service) (WALES NEWS SERVICE)
A young woman who lost two sisters in separate car crash tragedies says she “feels empty” after the latest tragedy.

Sherridan Borg, 23, lost sister Eve Smith, 21, among three dead in a weekend party tragedy - just eight years after her sister Xana Doyle, 19, was killed.

In a tribute, heartbroken Sherridan said: “Eve, My beautiful little sister I've cried laughed and fought with you every week, but I've never been without you.

Pictured here is Sherridan Borg

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Sherridan Borg, pictured, who has lost two sisters to separate car crashes. (Wales News Service) (WALES NEWS SERVICE)

Xana suffered head injuries after the car flipped. It was being driven by Sakhawat Ali, then 23, who was high on cocaine and cannabis and twice the drink-drive limit. He was released after serving five years in jail.

Eve was 13 when her sister died. The family featured in a Sky documentary, This Is Our Family, in which they called for tougher sentences for dangerous drivers.

Watch: Tributes paid to three people killed in Cardiff car crash

Sherridan said of Eve on Monday: “There is no sister like you, you always made me feel so important, sending me messages to remind me how much you love me and I'd tell you just how much I loved you more.

“You saved me from so much Eve all the times I've been low it was you that I'd turn to, and now I'm feeling heavy because I couldn't save you.

“I know you're safe up there with our beautiful sister Xana but I was never ready to let you go, my body is aching without you, please watch over me."

Darcy Ross went missing with four others at the weekend. (Wales News Service)
Darcy Ross was one of three people killed in a car crash in Cardiff at the weekend. (Wales News Service) (Wales News)
Pictured here is Rafel Jeanne-Actie (Wales News Service)
Rafel Jeanne was one of three people found dead after the car crash in Cardiff. (Wales News Service) (WALES NEWS SERVICE)

The five had been to the Muffler social club in Maesglas, Newport, on Friday night, and were due to travel 40 miles to the seaside spot of Trecco Bay in Porthcawl.

Their families are angry that it took police two days to discover their vehicle, which came off the A48 dual carriageway into woodlands.

The three women in the crash all grew up in Maesglas and were friends since their days at school.

Sophie Russon was one of five people reported missing. (Wales News Service)
Sophie Russon is seriously injured in hospital after the car crash in Cardiff. (Wales News Service) (Media Wales)
Shane Loughlin went missing at the weekend after a night out in Cardiff. (Wales News Service)
Shane Loughlin is seriously injured in hospital after the crash at the weekend in Cardiff. (Wales News Service) (Media Wales)
CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 06: A general view of the scene on the A48 on March 6, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales. The three women and two men had not been heard from since 2am on Saturday morning, until a car was discovered in the early hours of Monday. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
The scene on the A48 in Cardiff, Wales, where a car was discovered on Monday. (Getty Images) (Matthew Horwood via Getty Images)
Floral tributes left near the scene in the St Mellons area of Cardiff where three people who disappeared on a night out have died in a road traffic accident. Two others who had also been reported missing have been transported to hospital with serious injuries. Sophie Russon, 20, Eve Smith, 21, and Darcy Ross, 21, who had made the trip from Porthcawl, and Rafel Jeanne, 24, and Shane Loughlin, 32, both from Cardiff, had last been seen in the city in the early hours of Saturday. Picture date: Monday March 6, 2023. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)
Floral tributes left near the scene in the St Mellons area of Cardiff where three people who disappeared on a night out have died in a road traffic accident. (PA Images via Getty Images) (Ben Birchall - PA Images via Getty Images)
The scene in the St Mellons area of Cardiff where three people who disappeared on a night out have died in a road traffic accident. Two others who had also been reported missing have been transported to hospital with serious injuries. Sophie Russon, 20, Eve Smith, 21, and Darcy Ross, 21, who had made the trip from Porthcawl, and Rafel Jeanne, 24, and Shane Loughlin, 32, both from Cardiff, had last been seen in the city in the early hours of Saturday. Picture date: Monday March 6, 2023. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)
An overhead view of the scene of a car crash in the St Mellons area of Cardiff in which three people have died. (PA Images via Getty Images) (Ben Birchall - PA Images via Getty Images)

Both South Wales Police and the neighbouring Gwent force, who were leading the missing persons investigation prior to the discovery of the car, said they have referred themselves to the IOPC “in line with normal procedure”.

An IOPC spokesperson said on Tuesday: “We are urgently carrying out an assessment of referrals received yesterday from Gwent Police and South Wales Police to determine what action may be required from us.”

Watch: Aerial pictures show scene of Cardiff car crash in which three people died