October 23, 2020

Tributes for boy, 18, ‘with contagious laugh’ who died in hospital after 3 pals killed when their car veered off road

Tributes for boy, 18, ‘with contagious laugh’ who died in hospital after 3 pals killed when their car veered off road

AN 18-year-old boy has died in hospital after suffering fatal injuries in a crash that killed three of his friends.

The teen, named locally as Nathan Cartwright, was the fourth person killed after a Skoda Fabia veered off the road and into a tree in Kingswinford, West Mids, on Tuesday evening.

Nathan Cartwright, 18, died in hospital after the crash

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Nathan Cartwright, 18, died in hospital after the crash
Lucy Tibbetts has been described as 'an inspiration' by her family after she was killed in the horror smash

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Lucy Tibbetts has been described as ‘an inspiration’ by her family after she was killed in the horror smash
Friends and family paid tribute to the teens killed in the crash that unfolded on Tuesday

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Friends and family paid tribute to the teens killed in the crash that unfolded on TuesdayCredit: SWNS:South West Service

Lucy Tibbetts, 16, driver Joshua Parkes, 21, died at the scene along with Lucy and another 16-year-old, named locally as Izzie Floyd.

Isobel Ramsell, also 16, remains in hospital after the horror smash.

Friends have since paid tribute to Nathan, who died four days after the crash, with one saying: “Rest in peace forever our handsome boy.

“We are going to miss you so much and this will never get easy. I’ll cherish every memory we have together for the rest of my life and I’ll never forget you.

“You fought so hard till the very end and we are so proud of you for that. Rest easy now until we meet again. Thank you for everything.”

Another added: “I have no words to describe our pain right now Nathan. You put up a fight as strong as you could but unfortunately you had to leave and join your friends.”

A gofundmepage has since been set up in the teen’s memory with hundreds already raised by the heartbroken community.

One grieving pal said: “Heaven truly has gained an angel, rest easy Nath will miss seeing your contagious smile and laugh.”

It comes as the family of Lucy Tibbetts shared a heartbroken message to the 16-year-old girl killed in the smash.

Joshua Parkes was driving the Skoda when it slammed into a tree

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Joshua Parkes was driving the Skoda when it slammed into a tree
Lucy was declared dead at the scene

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Lucy was declared dead at the sceneCredit: Facebook

In a statement issued by West Midlands Police, Lucy’s mum said: “Our beautiful baby has been taken from us.

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“You were an inspiration Lulu, you made us smile when you yourself found it so hard to… not just a daughter, a true friend.

“Rest in Peace, no one can hurt you now.”

Specialist officers continue to support the families of the victims as the police investigation continues.

Neighbours described how they ran out of their homes to perform CPR on the girls after they were flung from the wreckage.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was in the utility room at the back of my house and even then it sounded like a bomb going off.

“I just knew people would have lost their lives by the state of the wreckage. The girls were thrown into the road. It was just horrible.”

PC Chris Ridge, from the force’s collision investigation unit, said previously: “This is a devastating time for the families of those involved, and we have specially trained officers who are supporting them through this difficult time.

“The loss of these young lives is shocking and deeply upsetting for all involved. All families wish to have their privacy respected at this difficult time.

“We’re still working through a number of lines of investigation as we try to understand what happened and why.

“Anyone who saw the Skoda driving in the area last night, or who may have captured anything on dash-cam footage, is urged to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Three teens were killed after their car hit a tree in Kingswinford

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Three teens were killed after their car hit a tree in KingswinfordCredit: SNAPPERSK
Floral tributes were left for the youngsters at the scene

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Floral tributes were left for the youngsters at the sceneCredit: PA:Press Association
A heartbreaking tribute is left by a friend for Lucy

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A heartbreaking tribute is left by a friend for LucyCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Police stand at the scene of the crash in Kingswinford

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Police stand at the scene of the crash in KingswinfordCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
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