One of three teens killed in crash after car hit tree had celebrated 19th birthday last week

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The scene in Rotherham where three teenagers died in a car crash after a vehicle came off the road and struck a tree. Picture date: Monday October 25, 2021.
The scene in Rotherham where three teenagers died in a car crash after a vehicle came off the road and struck a tree. (PA)

One of three teenagers killed in a crash after their car struck a tree had just celebrated his 19th birthday last week.

Mason Hall died in the crash near Sheffield on Sunday evening, his grandfather said.

He was killed along with another 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, police said.

The three men were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Kiveton Lane outside the village of Todwick in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Peter Hall speaking at the scene in Rotherham about his grandson, Mason Hall, who died in a crash with two of his friends after a vehicle came off the road and struck a tree. Picture date: Monday October 25, 2021.
Peter Hall speaking at the scene in Rotherham about his grandson, Mason Hall, who died in a crash with two of his friends on Sunday. (PA)

Mr Hall’s grandfather, Peter Hall, laid flowers at the scene on Monday and said his death is “hard to swallow”.

Mr Hall said his grandson came to see him last week and told him: “I don’t come to see you that often, Granddad, but I do love you.”

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Mr Hall added: “I don’t know what to say. It was his birthday last week. He was 19. And that was it. The end of it.

“It’s hard to swallow. Death’s only just two minutes away for anybody.”

Mr Hall, from the village of Wales Bar, said his family were heartbroken.

He added: “He was a good lad. Six foot odd, a giant of a lad. Fit as a fiddle.

“We met him on Thursday – me and his Nanan – to give him his birthday present.

“His last words to be me were, ‘I don’t come to see you that often, Granddad, but I do love you’. It’s hard.”

The scene in Rotherham where three teenagers died in a car crash after a vehicle came off the road and struck a tree. Picture date: Monday October 25, 2021.
Floral tributes left at a tree in Rotherham where three teenagers died in a car crash on Sunday. (PA)

Mr Hall said his grandson was from Woodhouse in Sheffield, and his friends who died were from Kiveton Park and Swallownest.

Friends and relatives of the three gathered around the tree to lay flowers on Monday morning.

One message said: “Such a nice lad who had so much to live for. Our thoughts are with you and your family.”

Another said: “It was a privilege to have worked with you and known you over the years. You were always so respectful and made time for others.”

Local councillor Dominic Beck said at the scene: “It’s just terrible and devastating to hear of the tragic loss of life of three young people. The whole community’s prayers, thoughts and love are with the families.”

The crash happened on a short 40mph stretch of country road between the villages of Kiveton Park and Todwick.

Detectives are appealing to the public for information.

South Yorkshire Police said the men’s families had been informed of their deaths and are being supported by specialist officers.

In a statement issued on Sunday evening, South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at 6.10pm today to reports of a collision involving one car – a white Ford Fiesta. 

“The car had been travelling along Kiveton Lane, close to the Todwick Court junction, when it had left the road and collided with a tree.

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“The three occupants, two-19-year-olds and an 18-year-old, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

“If you have any information relating to this collision, you can report this through 101 – incident number 676 of 24 October.”

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