Tributes to Wilts crash victims

Two young women have died after a car came off the road in Swindon in Wiltshire early this morning. Three others are seriously injured in hospital.

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Three men in serious condition after A419 crash

Three men injured in a crash on the A419 near Swindon which killed two young women are in a serious but stable condition in hospital, police have said.

Wiltshire Police has thanked the public for heeding their warnings not to try and leave flowers at the accident site for fear of causing further accdients.

The family of Shaya Rae Leigh who was eighteen were taken by specialist family liasion officer to the site to lay flowers. Her seveteen-year-old friend Kerrylee O’Leary-Staniford also lost her life in the crash.

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Family visits scene of crash

The family of Shaya Leigh who was killed when a car came off the road in Swindon have visited the spot where the accident happened.

At 2pm the family of Shaya Leigh, one of the two young women who died in the A419 crash in Swindon yesterday, was taken by Wiltshire Police officers from Gablecross police station to the scene of the tragedy. The inside northbound lane of the A419 was coned off so that Shaya’s family, including her mother, could lay their floral tributes at the spot where the car plunged down the embankment"

– Inspector Paul Longden - Wiltshire Police

Police: No flowers for friends

Friends and relatives of the two women who were killed when their car left the road in Swindon have been warned by police to avoid leaving flowers at the crash scene for their own safety. The car came off the road Saturday morning.

We have had one or two people pulling up at the scene to pay their respects,

This stretch of road is a clearway with traffic travelling at speeds of up to 70mph.

Anyone who attempts to stop, no matter how briefly, could be putting themselves and others at risk of serious injury."

– Wiltshire Police

Police name victims of crash

Fatal crash Credit: ITV Meridian

Police have named the two teenage girls killed in Saturday morning's crash in Swindon. The 18 year old driver - Shaya Rae Leigh was pronounced dead at the scene and the front female passenger Kerry Staniford who was aged 17 died in hospital.

Swindon RTA: Two dead

Two young women have died after a car came off the road in Swindon. Three others are seriously injured in hospital. The Renault Clio car left the road on the A419 and the vehicle was discovered by officers twenty metres from the road in undergrowth just after five o'clock this morning.

There were five occupants - three young men and two young women - all from the Swindon area and aged 19 or 20. The 19-year-old female driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A second female was later pronounced dead at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

Two of the male passengers are described as being "very poorly" at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. A third male is being treated for his injuries at GWH.

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