Five teenagers who all attended the same Sixth Form have been killed in a terrible accident.
The three males and two females were all aged between 16 and 18 and all came from the Doncaster area. They all died from their injuries when the Toyota in which they were travelling collided with a Seat on a notorious stretch of road.
The crash occurred on the A630 just outside Conisbrough, near Doncaster, at approximately 9.40pm yesterday evening, in conditions that were described as foggy. Two males and a female were pronounced dead at the scene and the other male and female were taken to hospital; they died from their injuries in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The driver of the Seat sustained a broken leg in the smash. Police have said that a 21 year-old man, who was believed to be driving a third vehicle, was arrested. The man who is from Doncaster was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and later released on bail.
Inspector Pete Serhatlic said: “It’s absolutely horrific, it’s an extremely sad situation. To a certain degree it’s pretty unbelievable that five young people have lost their lives in an incident like this.”
The area of the crash has become littered with floral tribute. A local passer-by who wished to remain anonymous said: “This road has had its fair share of accidents. People drive too fast along here, especially when they’re coming out of the 40mph limit and into the national speed limit, they accelerate too fast. The area round here is know as the Drag because of all the drag racing that used to go on around here.”