Tragedy as third teenager dies after Staffordshire crash

Police have confirmed a third teenager has died following a collision in Staffordshire. The 17-year-old girl passed away last night (May 28) after being taken to hospital with serious injuries following the smash in Penkridge.

Meanwhile the fourth casualty, another 17-year-old girl, remains in hospital in a stable condition. Emergency services had been called to Cannock Road just before midnight on Saturday to reports of a one-car smash.

Sadly two teenagers - Dafydd Hûw Craven-Jones, 18, of Tanyfron, Wrexham, and Morgan Jones, 17, of Coedpoeth, Wrexham - were pronounced dead at the scene. Their families have today issued tributes to the pair with Dafydd Hûw's heartbroken relatives describing him as a 'beautiful soul' while Morgan's family say he was 'loved by everyone'.

A spokeswoman for Staffordshire Police 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.

"She was taken to hospital for treatment. Tragically, she died as a result of her injuries last night (May 28). Her family are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.

"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."

Anyone with information should call the force on 101 and quote incident 813 of May 25. Alternatively e-mail the collision investigation team on ciu@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.

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