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Book of condolence for Conisbrough crash victims

The Mayor of Doncaster has announced a book of condolence is to open for the victims of the Conisbrough crash.

“Following the tragic loss of five young lives in Doncaster, books of condolence will be made available in the Mansion House and the Doncaster Minster to allow people to pay tribute to Bartosz Bortniczak, Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin, Arpad Kore and Megan Storey. These venues will provide a place of quiet reflection and we hope it will bring some comfort to friends, families and the community.”

– Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster

Inquests to open into deaths of five crash victims

Inquests will open into the deaths of five teenagers in a horrific car crash in Doncaster.

Five teenagers died in the crash over the weekend Credit: Calendar

Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, Megan Storey, 16, and Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, died after the car they were travelling in crashed with another car car just outside Conisbrough.

Four of the five who died were sixth-formers at Danum Academy, in Doncaster, and Mr Bortniczak was a former pupil.

The headteacher at Danum, Rebecca Staples, has said her school and the surrounding community has been left devastated by the loss of five "wonderful, lively young people".

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Police appeal for witnesses to crash which killed five teenagers

Police investigating a crash that resulted in the death of five teenagers are asking for assistance from anyone who lives and works on the road.

Police investigating a crash that resulted in the death of five teenagers are asking for assistance from anyone who lives and works on the road.

Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16 all died when the blue Toyota they were travelling in collided with another car on Saturday night.

Inspector Pete Serhatlic, who is leading the inquiry into the crash, would like to hear from anyone in the area, between the McDonalds restaurant and the Crookhill Road junction, that evening.

Heis particularly interested in hearing from any residents or businesses who have CCTV in place as it may have captured footage that could assist the investigation.

Police believe a third vehicle, a Black Vauxhall Corsa, may also have been involved.

A 21-year-old man from Doncaster, who police believe was driving the Corsa, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Classmates grieve for friends who died in crash

Grieving classmates today paid tribute to five friends who were killed in an horrific car crash in South Yorkshire. They died when their car crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with another vehicle.

It happened on the A630 at Conisbrough as they were travelling away from Doncaster on Saturday evening.

The 21 year old driver of a third car has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Chris Kiddey reports.

Grieving pupils 'devastated' by death of classmates

Grief stricken pupils have spoken of their devastation as they gathered to remember five teenagers who died in a horrific crash at the weekend.

Flowers laid at Danum Academy in Doncaster in memory of five crash victims Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Pupils laid flowers at the Danum Academy and attended a special assembly in their memory.

"It is just overwhelming. I just can't believe it," sixth former Kate Speakman said adding: "I am just so proud that I go to a school where they do this and they make sure everyone 's ok "

Another six form pupil, Lucy Turton said:" Even the teachers are devastated, you can imagine. It's just so hard on everyone who didn't know them that well. Everyone's devastated. "

Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, Megan

Storey, 16, and Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, died in the two-car collision on

Saturday.

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Pupils return to school after five classmates die in car crash

Pupils have returned to school after five classmates died in a horrific car crash.

Pupils return to school to remember five teenagers who died in car crash Credit: ITV Yorkshire

18-year-old's Arpad Kore and Bartosz Bortniczak and 16 year-old's Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin and Megan Storey, were all current or former sixth-form students at Danum Academy, in Doncaster.

A 21-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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School 'absolutely devastated' by car crash deaths

A headteacher says her school is "absolutely devastated" by the deaths of five teenagers killed in a car crash.

Arpad Kore and Bartosz Bortniczak, both 18; Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin and Megan Storey, all 16, were all current or former students at Danum Academy, in Doncaster.

"We were absolutely devastated. These are young people that we love and we can't believe they won't be coming into school today," Rebecca Staples told Good Morning Britain.

School pays tribute to students who died in Doncaster crash

Danum Academy in Doncaster has paid tribute to five teenagers who died in a car crash. Four were students, one a former student.

"Following the earlier news of the devastating loss of four of our sixth students and one of our ex students, we can share some short tributes to each of them.

"Blake Cairns, Jordanna Goodwin, Arpad Kore, and Megan Storey were all flourishing in our sixth form. They were popular, lively and loved by those who knew them and many students looked up to them within our community.

"Each one of them has a special place in each of our hearts. They had tremendous lives ahead of them. Grief is already spreading across our community. Our thoughts remain with the families and friends of these wonderful young people."

"Blake Cairns was great fun; he had a huge network of friends, and was a very sporty boy. He represented the school in football teams. He had a real presence; a lovely cheeky boy who had great relationships with staff."

– Danum Academy

"Jordanna Goodwin never missed a single day of school from primary to the end of Year 11 and had received a special reward from the Local Authority. She was a joyful bubbly girl who had a fantastic rapport with staff. She was our Prom Queen this year, and looked so beautiful on the evening."

– Danum Academy

"Arpad Kore was always willing to help and assist at school; he was totally reliable member of our community, a true gentleman who looked out for everybody. He had a tremendous sense of humour."

– Danum Academy

"Megan Storey was a really bubbly young woman. She was totally reliable for all her friends and truly loyal. She was a very caring mature young woman who was a joy to be with. She too looked stunning at our prom."

– Danum Academy

"Bartek Bortniczak had kept close ties with his school friends since leaving. He was a fun loving young man, with a lovely character and a real sense of fun, a loveable lad. He was a member of our football teams. He was a down to earth soul."

– Danum Academy

"We will continue to do everything we can to support those affected. We have opened books of remembrance, and will have quiet rooms on both our sites with counsellors available from the morning. The Upper School site is open until 7 pm today for students, parents and staff who need to come in to be with each other and flowers are already being placed outside the sixth form block."

– Danum Academy

Police name five teens who died in Doncaster crash

Five teenagers who died in a crash in Conisbrough near Doncaster last night have been named by police.

They are: Bartosz Bortniczak, 18, Blake Cairns, 16, Arpad Kore, 18, Jordanna Goodwin, 16, and Megan Storey, 16.

They all went to the same school, Danum Academy, in Doncaster.

The teenagers were traveling inside a blue Toyota Corrolla when it was involved in a collision with a grey Seat Leon at around 9.40pm.

It happened on the on the A630 at Conisbrough, approximately 600 metres from Archer's Way, travelling towards Doncaster.

Police believe a third vehicle, a Black Vauxhall Corsa, may also have been involved in the collision. A 21-year-old Doncaster man, who police believe was driving the Corsa, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The man driving the Seat suffered a broken leg.

The road was closed while police were at the scene and was reopened at around 3am.

South Yorkshire Police are asking any witnesses to contact them on 101.

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