Video: Friends pay touching tribute to victims of car accident
Three friends were killed at the scene of the accident, while one is still fighting for his life
HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom — Three teenage friends died and a fourth was last night fighting for his life after their car collided with a lorry.
Harry Ferrand and Jack Boyton, both 17, and 19-year-old Ashley Jones were all pronounced dead at the scene while Liam Bradshaw, also 17, was airlifted to hospital where he remained in a critical condition last night.
The youngsters were travelling in a Vauxhall Corsa on the northbound carriageway of the A10 near Turnford, Herts, when they crashed into a Mercedes articulated lorry. The truck driver was not injured.
Pals yesterday posted a moving tribute video to Ashley, from Canvey Island, Essex, and Harry and Jack, both from Enfield, on YouTube.
The footage shows them jumping around in a play area and includes photographs of the trio. Michael Jackson's hit Gone Too Soon is played over the film, which also features the poem God's Garden.
Within minutes of the crash on Friday afternoon friends took to Twitter to pay tribute to the victims and to wish Liam well. Shavanna Hanne wrote: "R.I.P Harry Ferrand, Ashley Jones and Jack Boyton who died in a crash last night keep fighting Liam, you can pull through this! I love you."
Shannon Austen tweeted: "R.I.P to my mate Harry Ferrand, and pull through Liam Bradshaw. We did share some good laughs when Harry snorted curry powder."
Tributes were also paid to Jack on his mum Sarah's Facebook page. Cliff Scowen wrote: "I don't know what say Sarah, Jack was a cracking lad with a cheeky smile that cheered everyone up, no words can even begin to describe his sad loss."
Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "Following a rapid scene assessment by paramedics, three men were pronounced dead shortly after. A fourth man, who was seriously injured, was treated by ambulance crews before he was flown to Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel."
Sergeant Colin Jenkinson, of Hertfordshire Police, said: "We are conducting a thorough investigation."
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