Crash Victim's Tributes

Three people have died and another is in hospital after a car hit a tree in Pershore.

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Tributes paid to three killed in crash in Pershore

Elizabeth Stanley, Luke Morris and Rebecca Townsend Credit: West Mercia Police

Tributes have been paid to three members of the same family who were killed in a car crash last weekend. It happend on Saturday when their car collided with a tree close to Pershore Agricultural College.

22 year old Luke Morris and his partner Elizabeth Stanley, 24, were both pronounced dead at the scene. They leave a three year old daughter. Elizabeth also had a six year old son from a previous relationship.

Her family say Elizabeth was a bubbly girl and a loving daughter. They say her life was dedicated to her children and she and Luke loved spending days out with them.

Luke Morris's sister Rebecca Townsend was the third person killed in the crash. She leaves behind two children aged six and four. Her husband Craig Townsend was also travelling in the back of the car. He's a critical but stable condition at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Luke and Rebecca's family say they were inseparable from an early age. They were always there for each other. We are all very proud of them; nobody had a bad word to say about either of them.

Police officers continue to investigate the cause of the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police name Pershore crash victims

Three people killed in a collision that occurred near Pershore in the early hours of Saturday morning have been identified by police.

Emergency services were called to Avon Bank close to Pershore Agricultural College after a car had collided with a tree.

The driver, 22-year-old Luke Morris, and his front seat passenger, Elizabeth Stanley, were pronounced dead at the scene.

A man and a woman who were in the rear of the vehicle were taken to hospital but the woman was also pronounced dead a short time later. She has been named as Rebecca Townsend, aged 26 of Wick, Pershore, who was Mr Morris's sister. The man remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

"While everything suggests that no other vehicles were involved in this collision, we need to speak to anyone who may have any information about it.

"Tragically, three people from the same family have been killed and we need to provide answers for their next of kin, so please get in touch if you can help.

"We would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw a black Nissan coupe driving on the B4084 shortly after midnight."

– Inspector Julian Smith, West Mercia Police



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